Dual grade I winner Include Me Out, who was campaigned by Samantha Siegel's Jay Em Ess Stable, has been retired. After making the announcement via Twitter on Oct. 14, Siegel told The Blood-Horse the 5-year-old racemare is healthy and sound.
"We've had her tested and scanned and she's fine," said Siegel, noting that Include Me Out would join her band of broodmares at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
"Her last two races were disappointing, and we don't want to run in the Breeders' Cup again and be disappointed," Siegel added of why the mare had been retired. "She's been good to us...sometimes these mares just decide when they're finished racing."
Finishing off the board in her last two outings, the Sept. 28 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park and the Aug. 3 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar (a race she won last year), Include Me Out picked up a win in her only other 2013 start, the June 16 Desert Stormer Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.
At 4, the Include mare was never out of the money in her seven starts—all graded stakes—and recorded wins in the Clement L. Hirsch, Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes (gr. I), Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II), and La Canada Stakes (gr. II). She finished third behind Royal Delta and My Miss Aureliain the 2012 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I).
Trained in all her starts by Ron Ellis, Include Me Out retires with seven wins, three seconds, and two thirds from 16 starts and earnings of $956,530. Bred in Kentucky by Brereton Jones, Include Me Out is out of the Mazel Trick mare Don't Trick Her.
"I look forward to seeing her babies and racing them," said Siegel.