Grade III Winner Miss Lodi Retired

Miss Lodi, the winner of the 2002 Safely Kept Stakes (gr. III), has been retired. The daughter of Mr. Greeley and the Big Spruce mare Firtide made her last start for owners Richard Colton and Henry Mast in the Dec. 26 Furl Sail Handicap at Fair Grounds where she ran 12th. She is now at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky., and is scheduled to be bred to A.P. Indy this spring.

Dr. D.W. Frazier bred Miss Lodi in Kentucky. Henry Mast purchased her from Lynne Martin, agent, for $45,000 at the 2001 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April sale of 2-year-olds in training. The filly made her first start for Mast, and made subsequent starts for him and Colton. Tom Amoss trained Miss Lodi through all 17 of her races.

Miss Lodi placed in five of her 17 starts, including last year's Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I), where she was third, and the 2002 Raven Run Stakes (gr. III), where she ran second. Her record is 17-6-4-1 and she retires with earnings of $342,319. Miss Lodi is slated to be sold in November.