English Champion Attraction Retired
Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:05 PM
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 3:01 PM
English champion Attraction, who was unbeaten when winning both the group I English and Irish One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at the Duke of Roxburghe's Floors Farm near Kelso, Scotland.
The 4-year-old Efisio filly, whose front-running style endeared her to racing fans, became marginally lame, and it was decided that it would be too much to ask of her to continue racing.
Bred by Floors Farming and raced by the Duke of Roxburghe, Attraction won the Irish Guineas, sponsored by Boylesports, some three weeks after taking the English version, sponsored by Ultimatebet-dot-com. She extended her win streak to eight with a victory in the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I. Later that year, she won the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I).
Attraction, who was produced from the Pursuit of Love mare Flirtation, was England's champion 2-year-old filly after winning all five of her starts. For her career, she captured 10 of 15 races and earned $1,583,910. She went out a winner in the Sept. 10 Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I).
Breeding plans are undecided.
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