Grade II-Winning Filly She Says It Best Retired

She Says It Best, who won last year's Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Keeneland, has been retired from racing after suffering a slab fracture of her left knee during a workout Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park. Her breeder, Carl Bowling, raced her with trainer Vickie Foley and partners.

"She's on her way to Ocala, and we'll outfit her with a screw," said Bowling, who owns Straightaway Farm in nearby Reddick.

She Says It Best retired with four wins and two seconds from eight starts and earnings of $382,918. She was being readied for the restricted Jan. 21 Sunshine Millions Oaks at Gulfstream.

She Says It Best's Alcibiades victory earned the daughter of Stormy Atlantic   a shot in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), but she finished unplaced after stumbling at the start. She Says It Best also won the Anna M. Fisher Debutante Stakes by seven lengths at Ellis Park and ran second in the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs and the Pepsi Bassinet Stakes at River Downs.

Produced from the Marsayas mare Bestsayes, She Says It Best is a half-sister to stakes winners Say Dance and Whitney's Best. Breeding plans are undecided.

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