In Lingerie Retired, Booked to Frankel
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 9:51:32 PM
Last Updated: 12/4/2012 8:20:05 PM

In Lingerie
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Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) winner In Lingerie has been retired from racing and will be bred to two-time Cartier Horse of the Year Frankel.

Trained by Todd Pletcher for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber, the 3-year-old daughter of Empire Maker also scored in the March 24 Bourbonette (gr. III) and May 18 Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II), and was second in the Alabama (gr. I) and third in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I). She retires with a record of 4-2-1 from seven starts, for career earnings of $712,265.

"It was a true privilege to be able to campaign In Lingerie this past season," said Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners president Aron Wellman and Barber in a joint statement. "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 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," Wellman and Barber continued. "Seeing as though In Lingerie is by a Juddmonte color bearer in Empire Maker and won the marquee grade I race sponsored by Juddmonte, 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."

Bred in Kentucky, In Lingerie was privately acquired by Eclipse and Barber from previous owner Warren Lyster after she won her career debut at Turfway Park in January by 6 1/4 lengths.

The filly is out of the grade II-winning Storm Cat mare Cat Chat, who was produced by United States champion 2-year-old Phone Chatter (by Phone Trick).



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