Grade I Winner Dream Rush Retired
Date Posted: 2/15/2009 11:29:43 AM
Last Updated: 2/16/2009 1:55:27 PM

The Prioress was one of four graded stakes wins for Dream Rush.
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Dual grade I winner Dream Rush has been retired from racing to become a broodmare. She finished unplaced in the Feb. 14 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel for Halsey Minor’s Minor Stables.

The 5-year-old daughter of Wild Rush will be shipped to William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky., to be bred to farm stallion A.P. Indy.

“She broke real well, and she sat right off the pace as we wanted, but when it came time to run, it was just nothing,” said jockey Jean-Luc Samyn.

Dream Rush won or placed in 13 of 16 races and earned $779,364. She experienced her best year at 3 in 2007 when racing for a partnership that included West Point Thoroughbreds. She won the Darley Test (gr. I), Prioress (gr. I), Nassau County Breeders’ Cup (gr. II), and Old Hat (gr. III) Stakes, and placed in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I).

Halsey Minor bought Dream Rush for $3.3 million at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale through D. Easter, agent. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency consigned as agent. Dream Rush, who was grade I stakes-placed in 2008, won this year’s Minaret Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Dream Rush was trained first by Richard Violette Jr. and later by William Phipps.

Bred in Kentucky by James H. Petrey Jr., Dream Rush is out of the Unbridled mare Turbo Dream.

 



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