In Lingerie retired, booked to Frankel
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's In Lingerie, the winner of
the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland in October, has been retired from racing and
will be bred to two-time Cartier Horse of the Year Frankel.
|In Lingerie, by former Juddmonte star Empire Maker, scored her biggest win in the Juddmonte-sponsored Spinster
A daughter of the top-ranked sire on the General Sire List in North America
for 2012, Empire Maker, In Lingerie is out of the Grade 2-winning daughter of
Storm Cat, Cat Chat. In Lingerie's granddam is the champion two-year-old filly
of her generation, Phone Chatter.
In addition to the Spinster, In Lingerie captured the Grade 2 Black-Eyed
Susan on conventional dirt in brilliant fashion as well as the Grade 3
Bourbonette Oaks. She was second in the Grade 1 Alabama and third in the Grade 1
Coaching Club American Oaks, both at historic Saratoga Racecourse. She retires
with $712,265 in earnings from her 8-4-2-1 line.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners President Aron Wellman and co-owner Gary Barber
issued a joint statement:
"It was a true privilege to be able to campaign In Lingerie this past season.
She is a magnificent filly and took us to the top of the mountain from coast to
coast, providing many glorious thrills along the way.
"We want to extend our gratitude to Mr. Santulli and his Colt's Neck Stables
for breeding such a talented specimen; to the Lyster family for the horsemanship
they displayed in developing In Lingerie in the earliest stages of her career;
to John Velazquez for guiding her to three graded victories with power and
grace; and to Todd Pletcher and his staff who performed an absolutely dazzling
job of training this filly and maximizing her potential through an illustrious
"Being in this game for the sport of it, it is difficult to let go of such a
phenomenal racehorse capable of headlining major races in coming seasons, but
when the opportunity to breed In Lingerie to Frankel became a reality, the
decision was a no-brainer.
"Seeing as though In Lingerie is by a Juddmonte colorbearer in Empire Maker
and won the marquis Grade 1 race sponsored by Juddmonte (the Spinster), it is
apropos for her to be bred to Juddmonte's all-world stud, Frankel.
"We are honored and thankful to Juddmonte for this opportunity and we look
forward to following the offspring of In Lingerie and Frankel."
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