French Classic Winner Latice Retired

Latice, a French classic-winning filly before becoming a U.S. stakes winner for George Strawbridge's Augustin Stable, has been retired from racing and is booked to Kingmambo.

Strawbridge acquired Latice as a 3-year-old in the fall of 2004. The Irish-bred mare had won three French group stakes, including the classic Prix de Diane Hermes (Fr-I). She was France's champion 3-year-old filly at 91<$k-10>/2<$> to 11 furlongs.

Latice arrived in the U.S. after an unplaced effort in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) in December 2004 in her first race for Augustin. She won the Waya Stakes at Saratoga the following year in her first U.S. start and later placed in five stakes, including the 2005 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT). She was twice graded stakes-placed this year.

Bred by Petra Bloodstock Agency, 5-year-old Latice is by Inchinor out of the Gulch mare Laramie.