Pure Clan, a multiple grade I winner and millionaire for breeder/owner Lewis Lakin, has been retired from racing and sold. The 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize won or placed in 15 of 16 races.
Lexington bloodstock consultant Tom Ryan represented the new owner, who does not wish to be identified.
Pure Clan last started in the 2009 Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT). She finished second, a length behind Midday and 1 1/4 lengths in front of defending champion turf female Forever Together. Turned out over the winter, she later developed a bruise on her left front foot.
Pure Clan was a graded stakes winner all three years she raced and was unbeaten in four starts at 2. Her big wins came in the 2008 American Oaks Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park and the 2009 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. In addition to the Filly and Mare Turf, she also placed in such stakes as the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT), and the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT). She finished in the top three in 13 stakes, all graded, and retired with earnings of $1,987,498.
“It was an economic decision to sell her,” said Lakin, who owns Lakland Farm near Versailles, Ky. “The good thing is we’ve got some progeny related to her on the farm and running.”
Pure Clan, out of the graded stakes-winning General Assembly mare Gather The Clan, is a half sister to grade II winner Greater Good and to two stakes producers, including the dam of grade I winner Sky Diva.
Pure Clan has been relocated to another Kentucky farm.