Bobby Flay’s Super Espresso, a graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare. She will reside at Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud near Paris, Ky., and is booked to Tapit .
“With her terrific race record, platinum pedigree, and super model looks, she's a triple threat to produce equine stars in the future,” Flay said about the 4-year-old Medaglia d'Oro filly.
A $1,100,000 session topper at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale, Super Espresso was the sixth highest-priced filly at the sale. She has carried the colors of celebrity chef Flay throughout her racing career.
This year Super Espresso won the Allaire duPont Distaff Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico, defeating Payton d'Oro and Life At Ten, and captured the one-mile Sky Beauty Stakes at Aqueduct. She ended her career with a fifth-place finish in the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 24.
Super Espresso, who twice was grade I stakes-placed, won or placed in 10 of 18 starts and earned $276,425. She is a half sister to Irish group II winner King of Rome. Her dam, Amizette (by Forty Niner) is a full or half sister to seven graded stakes winners including champion Althea. Super Espresso’s second dam, Courtly Dee, is a Kentucky Broodmare of the Year.
Super Espresso was bred in Kentucky by Liberation Farm and Stonewall Farm.