Cash Run Retired

Padua Stables' Cash Run, winner of the 1999 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will be bred this year. "She had been backing off on her training so it was decided that it was time to breed her," said assistant trainer Randy Bradshaw. Four-year-old Cash Run had not raced since October and had not won since last March.

Cash Run defeated Chilukki and Surfside in the Juvenile Fillies for her lone stakes win of 1999. She finished second in Eclipse Award balloting to Chilukki, but the two of them and Surfside shared co-highweight of 123 pounds on the Experimental Free Handicap for fillies.

Cash Run won the Bonnie Miss (gr. II) and Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park in the first part of her 3-year-old season, but her form dropped off sharply after that. She ran third in two stakes in her next eight races, and was retired with five wins from 17 starts and earnings of $924,201. She was trained by D. Wayne Lukas throughout her career.

Cash Run (Seeking the Gold -- Shared Interest, by Pleasant Colony) was the highest-priced filly at the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale. Padua bought her for $1.2 million from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for the filly's breeder, Robert S. Evans. Cash Run is a half-sister to grade I winner Forestry. A decision has not yet reached to a mate for Cash Run.