Millionaire Ebony Breeze Retired; Booked to Mineshaft

Ebony Breeze, a millionaire homebred for George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Stable, has arrived at Kinsman Farm near Ocala, Fla., to become a broodmare. A 6-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Belong to Me, she is booked to Mineshaft .

Ebony Breeze was versatile enough to win four grade III stakes at four different tracks. She won the Azalea Breeders' Cup Stakes at Calder Race Course, the Endine Handicap at Delaware Park, the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap at Arlington Park, and the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

"She retired 100% sound," said Kinsman farm manager Ed Sexton. "We just hope she can produce a horse like herself."

Ebony Breeze retired with a dozen wins from 38 starts and earnings of $1,039,922. She won or placed in 21 stakes and set a track-record of 1:16.41 for 6 1/2 furlongs at Tampa Bay Downs. At Saratoga, she twice finished second in the Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II).

A half-sister to multiple stakes winner Boastful, Ebony Breeze is out of the stakes-winning Valid Appeal mare Valid Carnauba, who is a half-sister to the dam of French champion Shaanxi. Second dam, Carnauba, was a two-time Italian champion.