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Mathea Kelley

Grade I Winner Careless Jewel Retired

Alabama Stakes winner also won two grade II stakes.

Careless Jewel, arguably the second-best 3-year-old filly of 2009 behind Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will be offered for sale Nov. 7 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale. She will be consigned by John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dales Sales Agency, agent.

Careless Jewel won five straight races last year, capped by an 11-length score in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, the lengthiest in the history of the historic race. Careless Jewel also captured last year’s Delaware Oaks (gr. II) and the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II).

Unraced this year, she retired with five wins from seven starts and earnings of $1,013,346 for Donna and Vern Dubinsky’s Donver Stable. She was trained by Josie Carroll.

“It was unlucky that a couple of minor physical setbacks prevented Careless Jewel from getting back to the races this year,” Sikura said. “Her accomplishment as a racehorse and her wonderful pedigree make her a unique broodmare prospect.”

Bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds and Bill Andrade, Kentucky-bred Careless Jewel is by Gainesway stallion Tapit  and is out of the Hennessy mare Sweet and Careless, a half-sister to two stakes winners, including grade I winner Subordination.