Pussycat Doll Retired
Date Posted: 5/30/2008 9:53:41 AM
Last Updated: 5/31/2008 5:33:02 PM

Pussycat Doll, shown winning the Santa Monica (gr. I) has been retired from racing because of a foot abscess.
Photo: Benoit

Pussycat Doll, a grade I winner three separate years, has been retired from racing because of a foot abscess. Owned by Roy and Gretchen Jackson, she has been bred to Ghostzapperand pronounced in foal.

Six-year-old Pussycat Doll raced her entire career for her breeder, Mike Pegram, winning six stakes and placing in three others while trained by Bob Baffert. Her major scores came in the 2005 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, the 2006 Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill  Downs, and the 2007 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita

In what would be her final start, the Kentucky-bred mare won the Storm Flag Flying Stakes at Belmont Park last October. All three of her stakes-placings came in graded events, including the 2007 Humana Distaff.

Pussycat Doll was more than just a homebred when it came to her pedigree. Her sire, Real Quiet, was a champion and dual classic winner for Pegram, and her dam, Hookedonthefeelin (by Citidancer), won the 1999 La Brea for Pegram.

Pussycat Doll retired with seven wins from 17 races and earnings of $797,183. The Jacksons bought her in the name of their Lael Stables, with Nicoma serving as agent, for $2.3 million at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency consigned as agent.

Pussycat Doll is boarded at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington. The farm is owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler.

 

 



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