Ticker
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits rallies widest of all to win the Golden Shaheen going away.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Thunder Snow nips Epicharis in a UAE Derby thriller.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Second Summer rolls late to upset the Godolphin Mile.Posted 17 hours ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Dubai World Cup 2017

Multiple Grade I Winner It's Tricky Retired

Godolphin Racing’s multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky has been retired with an injury to her right hind ankle, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin announced Saturday afternoon.

 

The 4-year-old Mineshaft filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture to the ankle during a bullet five-furlong breeze Thursday morning as she prepared for the Breeders’ Cup next month at Santa Anita, said the trainer.

 

“She worked well and the next morning when we went to look at her, she had heat and inflammation in her right hind ankle,” said McLaughlin. “We had it X-rayed, and forwarded the X-rays to Dr. Larry Bramlage, and both he and Dr. Christian Rhein, who did the X-rays, agreed it was the beginning of a condylar fracture. No surgery will be required; we just have to stop on her and at this point, she’ll go on to her new career as a mother.”

 

First, second or third in all but one of her 14 career starts, It’s Tricky notched her first Grade 1 victory in last June’s TVG Acorn at Belmont Park and a month later added a second in the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course. Second in the Grade 1 TVG Alabama and the Grade 2 Cotillion, she concluded her 3-year-old campaign by finishing second behind eventual 3-Year-Old Filly champion Royal Delta in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic.

 

It’s Tricky opened her 2012 campaign with a pair of Grade 2 victories at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Top Flight and Distaff Handicaps, and added a third Grade 1 when she rallied to take the Ogden Phipps Handicap on May 28 at Belmont. A gallant third in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Invitational Handicap at Saratoga after stumbling at the start, she finished second to Royal Delta in the Grade 1 Beldame Invitational on September 29 in her most recent outing.

 

“She was a real star,” said McLaughlin of the filly, who had her quirks and often proved difficult to saddle early in her career. “Even though she was tricky, she was a barn favorite, because there were so many people involved with her because of that. She was highly thought of and respected in our organization. Grade 1s are hard to win and she was a multiple Grade 1 winner.”

 

McLaughlin said It’s Tricky, who retired with a record of 8-4-1 with earnings of $1,666,500, would depart for Lexington, Ky., in a week or so.

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Multiple Grade I Winner It's Tricky Retired...

She was a great mare. I would only pick thee best stallions for her.
Good filly. A most worthy opponent. Only one out of the money finish which her trainer had given a physiological reason . Best wishes to her in her new career as a broodmare.
Another year with so many early retirees.
What a great horse. To bad it had to happen b4 the BC. Iwas really liking the early odds on this one. Well at least she is ok health wise
It's such a shame. I would've never thought when I saw her three weeks ago in the Beldame that it would be her last start. I wish her a happy retirement.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories