Multiple graded stakes winner Cash Control has been retired from racing and will begin her broodmare career this season with a visit to Quality Road , it was announced by her breeder and owner Richard Klein April 3.
Cash Control raced April 1 in an overnight stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, finishing second as the odds-on favorite. She was fourth in the Jan. 21 Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds.
"She is sound as could be but just doesn't seem to have that kick anymore," said Klein of the 6-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile —Hidden Assets, by Mt. Livermore. "She is a kind mare and was a pleasure to watch run. Steve Margolis and Brad Cox both did terrific jobs with her."
After her first six career starts on dirt, Cash Control was switched to turf, where she "became a different horse," according to Klein. In 2016 she reeled off four black-type stakes victories on the green, scoring in the Daisy Devine Stakes, Blushing K. D. Stakes, Cardinal Handicap (G3T), and Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T). Cash Control had won the 2015 Tiffany Lass Stakes on dirt.
She retires with 10 wins from 22 starts, along with five seconds and a pair of thirds, and earnings of $549,494.
She was bred by Richard Klein along with his parents, Elaine and Bertram Klein. Bertram Klein died last week. Richard Klein said he will continue breeding and racing Thoroughbreds, although he might cut back some on numbers.
The Klein mares are boarded at Fred and Nancy Mitchell’s Clarkland Farm near Lexington.