Grade I winner Stacelita, an Eclipse Award finalist for 2011 champion female turf runner, has been retired from racing and booked to Smart Strike.
Stacelita had no problems overcoming slow fractions or the yielding Belmont Park turf course, as she easily defeated an overmatched field by two lengths in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 1.
Favored Stacelita added a grade I North American victory to her stellar record when she used a rail-skimming ride by jockey Ramon Dominguez to capture the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park Aug. 13.
Stacelita improved her record to eight wins from 11 starts with a hard-fought victory over Antara in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 22.
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