Michael Burns

Stakes Winner Cascading Retired

Cascading is from the family of Rags to Riches and Better Than Honour.

Cascading, a Canadian stakes winner closely related to champion and classic winner Rags to Riches, has been retired from racing. A Kentucky-bred daughter of A.P. Indy, Cascading will reside at John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington. She raced as a homebred for Hill ‘n’ Dale and Edward McGee.

As a 2-year-old at Woodbine in 2009, Cascading won first time out and captured the Glorious Song Stakes over Roan Inish, winner of this year’s classic Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. Cascading was retired this year after two starts with a record of two wins from five races and earnings of $126,997.

Cascading is out of the winning Storm Cat mare Teeming, whose half-sister Rags to Riches is by A.P. Indy. Teeming also is a half-sister to three other stakes winners, including 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil.

Cascading’s second dam is 2007 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, which Hill ‘n’ Dale at one time owned in partnership.