Champion Monashee Retired
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Champion Monashee has been retired and booked to Hard Spun.

Monashee, a British Columbia champion, has been retired from racing and will be bred to first-year stallion Hard Spun, according to Daily Racing Form.

Owned by Ole A. Nielsen, Monashee won 18 of 24 races, including 13 Canadian stakes, 10 of which were at Hastings Racecourse, while trained by L. Tracy McCarthy. She went out a winner in California, capturing the Jan. 14 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita in her sole start outside Canada.

Monashee, who was trained in California by Jason Orman, was being readied for the Feb. 9 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) when she pulled a muscle while training. She retired with earnings of $693,675.

Monashee, a 6-year-old by Wolf Power, won such stakes as the British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks (Can-III) and two runnings of the Ballerina Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-III). She was voted 2006 British Columbia champion older female and was a 2007 Sovereign Award finalist in the older female division.

Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Dede McGehee, Monashee is out of the Wall Street Dancer mare Avide.

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