In Lingerie retired, booked to Frankel

In Lingerie, by former Juddmonte star Empire Maker, scored her biggest win in the Juddmonte-sponsored Spinster (Keeneland/Coady Photography)
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's In Lingerie, the winner of the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland in October, has been retired from racing and will be bred to two-time Cartier Horse of the Year Frankel.

A daughter of the top-ranked sire on the General Sire List in North America for 2012, Empire Maker, In Lingerie is out of the Grade 2-winning daughter of Storm Cat, Cat Chat.  In Lingerie's granddam is the champion two-year-old filly of her generation, Phone Chatter.

In addition to the Spinster, In Lingerie captured the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan on conventional dirt in brilliant fashion as well as the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks. She was second in the Grade 1 Alabama and third in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks, both at historic Saratoga Racecourse. She retires with $712,265 in earnings from her 8-4-2-1 line.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners President Aron Wellman and co-owner Gary Barber issued a joint statement:

"It was a true privilege to be able to campaign In Lingerie this past season. She is a magnificent filly and took us to the top of the mountain from coast to coast, providing many glorious thrills along the way. 

"We want to extend our gratitude to Mr. Santulli and his Colt's Neck Stables for breeding such a talented specimen; to the Lyster family for the horsemanship they displayed in developing In Lingerie in the earliest stages of her career; to John Velazquez for guiding her to three graded victories with power and grace; and to Todd Pletcher and his staff who performed an absolutely dazzling job of training this filly and maximizing her potential through an illustrious season.

"Being in this game for the sport of it, it is difficult to let go of such a phenomenal racehorse capable of headlining major races in coming seasons, but when the opportunity to breed In Lingerie to Frankel became a reality, the decision was a no-brainer. 

"Seeing as though In Lingerie is by a Juddmonte colorbearer in Empire Maker and won the marquis Grade 1 race sponsored by Juddmonte (the Spinster), it is apropos for her to be bred to Juddmonte's all-world stud, Frankel. 

"We are honored and thankful to Juddmonte for this opportunity and we look forward to following the offspring of In Lingerie and Frankel."

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