Anne's Beauty, one of Canada’s leading 3-year-old fillies last year, has been retired from racing after injuring a tendon while finishing sixth in the Hendrie Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine May 19 in her second start this year.
“She took a bad step at the top of the stretch and was pulled up,” said trainer Paul Attard. “The injury won’t affect her being bred.”
Owned by Robert Smithen, Anne’s Beauty finished first or second in four stakes at Woodbine last year. She won the Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) and the Duchess Stakes and finished second in the Selene Stakes (Can-III), ahead of subsequent Canadian champion 3-year-old filly Inglorious, and the La Lorgnette Stakes. As a 2-year-old Anne’s Beauty captured the Glorious Song Stakes.
By Artie Schiller , Anne’s Beauty was retired with a record of 4-2-2 from 11 starts and earnings of $405,746.
Bred in Kentucky by Richard Forbush and Doug Oliver, Anne’s Beauty is out of the winning Sea Wall mare Lucky Streak, a half sister to two stakes winners including Asher, a grade III winner in the United States.
Smithen does not plan to have Anne’s Beauty bred this year and might sell her at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.