Tarlow Retired; Booked to Empire Maker

Tarlow, who won the 2005 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) and Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) in consecutive starts, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Jerome and Ann Moss. A 5-year-old daughter of Stormin Fever, Tarlow is boarded at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington and is booked to Empire Maker .

Tarlow started 2005 with a third-place finish in the El Encino Stakes (gr. II), after which she won the La Canada and Santa Margarita Invitational, both at 1 1/8 miles. As a 2-year-old, Tarlow ran second to subsequent champion Halfbridled in the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II). She retired with four wins and four placings from 10 starts and earnings of $439,740.

Produced from the stakes-winning Dreadnought mare Madam Bear, Tarlow was bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones and bought by the Mosses for $275,000 at the 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale from Jones as agent.

In related news, the Mosses, who won the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with homebred Giacomo, plan to send the Derby winner's dam, Set Them Free, to Pulpit in 2006. Set Them Free, who is in foal to Giant's Causeway , also is boarded at Mill Ridge, which is owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler.