Biofuel, last year’s Canadian Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old filly, has been retired from racing because of a chipped sesamoid. The injury occurred in the Ontario Matron Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Woodbine July 24 in Biofuel’s second start of the year. She finished third in the race.
“We knew something wasn’t right the way she finished up,” said Brereton C. Jones, Biofuel’s breeder/owner and owner of Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. “It wasn’t the way she always finishes up. In an hour or two she was lame. It’s not a life threatening injury."
Biofuel won all four of her starts in Canada last year. She captured the Selene Stakes (Can-III), the La Lorgnette Stakes, the Star Shoot Stakes, and the Belle Mahone Stakes. In her two races in the United States last year, she ran second in the Betfair TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) and third in the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I).
Biofuel was also Canada’s champion 2-year-old filly. Her big win that year came in the Mazarine Stakes (Can-III).
Biofuel was retired with six wins from 13 starts and earnings of $781,091 while trained by Reade Baker.
Biofuel will be sent to Airdrie at a later date.