Owner Paul Pompa Jr. has decided to retire Backseat Rhythm and plans to breed the Grade 1-winning mare to Big Brown, another top horse he campaigned.
Backseat Rhythm did not show her best form this year, finishing
unplaced in a pair of stakes races on the Gulfstream Park turf. The
five-year-old El Corredor mare won the 2008 Garden City Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park and two other graded stakes in four seasons of racing.