Well Monied, a grade II stakes winner who was placed in two grade I races, has been retired from racing. “She tweaked herself a couple weeks ago galloping,” said Howard L. Zucker who trained her for C. T. Grether Inc. “It was a shame. She was a really sound filly.”
A turf filly based in California, 4-year-old Well Monied was on her way to a promising year. She won an allowance race at Santa Anita and then finished fourth, beaten 1 1/2 lengths in the May 29 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.
In 2009, Well Monied won three consecutive races, highlighted by a closing effort in the Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT). She then placed in the American Oaks Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) and the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT).
Well Monied (Maria's Mon—Queen of America, by Quiet American) retired with four wins from 10 starts and earnings of $386,300
Occidental Thoroughbreds is the breeder of Kentucky-bred Well Monied, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Jimmy Simms.
Zucker said Well Monied will be consigned to the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.