Grade I Winner Singhalese Retired

Grade I winner Singhalese has been retired from racing because of a slight tendon tear. The 5-year-old daughter of Singspiel scored her big win in the 2005 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT).

Singhalese was being readied for a 2007 campaign after having raced only once in 2006. "We had three works in her when this happened," said trainer James Cassidy, who planned to run her in the Feb. 19 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

Singhalese, who began her racing career in England for Paul Dixon, is owned by Dixon and the Gould Family Trust, managed by Margie Gould. In addition to winning the Del Mar Oaks, Singhalese placed in the 2005 American Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) and Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) Stakes. She retired with three wins from a dozen races and earnings of $398,921.

Bred in Great Britain by Gary Middlebrook and his wife, Lesley, Singhalese is out of English group-placed Baize (by Efisio). Breeding plans are undecided.