Serra Lake, who descends from Hamilton's foundation mare, grade I winner Too Chic, scored her major win in this year's Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga and also took the Pimlico Distaff Handicap (gr. III) in May. The 4-year-old filly (Seattle Slew--Tara Roma, by Lyphard) retires with seven wins from 15 starts and earnings of $486,760 for trainer Claude R (Shug) McGaughey. Breeding plans have not yet been completed.
Emory A. Hamilton's homebred Serra Lake has been retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 6 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park and arrived Oct. 19 at Helen Alexander's Middlebrook Farm near Lexington. The two women are sisters.