Society Selection, winner of the Test Stakes last year, has been retired.

Society Selection, winner of the Test Stakes last year, has been retired.

Skip Dickstein

Grade I Winner Society Selection Retired

Society Selection, a multiple grade I-winning homebred for Irving and Marge Cowan, has been retired from racing for broodmare purposes.

"She retired completely sound after a tough campaign," said Irving Cowan, who added that she might be bred to A.P. Indy or Giant's Causeway . "She's done enough, especially over the last two seasons."

A 4-year-old daughter of Coronado's Quest, Society Selection was a graded stakes winner all three years she raced. She won the Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park as a 2-year-old in just her second career start. At three at Saratoga, she joined such select company as champion Go for Wand and Versailles Treaty in winning the seven-furlong Test Stakes (gr. I), then taking the 1 1/4-mile Alabama Stakes (gr. I), with Ashado running third. She also won that year's Comely Stakes (gr. III) and this year's Shuvee Handicap (gr. II).

Society Selection retired with six wins from 19 starts and earnings of $1,984,200 for trainer Allen Jerkens. She won or placed in 13 stakes, all graded, and ran second in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in what was her final start. Her dam, graded stakes winner Love That Jazz (by Dixieland Band), is a half-sister to graded winners Dancing Jon, Fight for Love, and Sea of Secrets.

Society Selection will reside at William S. Farish's Lane's End/Oak Tree Division near Lexington. A.P. Indy stands at the main Lane's End farm near Versailles, Ky.