Trainer John Sadler frowned while facing a big empty stall in
his Santa Anita barn Sunday morning.
“Switch left at 2 this morning for Kentucky,” said Sadler of
the 5yo mare who placed in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for the
third straight year. “She's selling at the Fasig-Tipton Broodmare Sale Monday.
She's going to make somebody a wonderful broodmare.
“It's sad to see her leave,” said Sadler of the mare
who recorded six wins, seven seconds and five thirds in 24 starts and
earned $1,479,562 for Lee and Susan Searing's C R K Stable. “I'll just
remember what a good honest horse she was. She was a multiple grade I winner
and took us to Kentucky and Oaklawn Park.”
Sadler reported that Capo Bastone and Monument both bled in
the Juvenile. “Capo Bastone ran a real good third, but he bled a little,”
said Sadler. “I'm not sure what's next but he will probably wait until the
winter meet here. Monument will go back to state-bred races.
“Lady of Shamrock finished fifth, beaten two lengths,” concluded
Sadler. “She had to take up a little at the eighth pole, or I think she would
have been second. We will look at the Matriarch (Nov. 25 at Betfair Hollywood
Park) or wait until the winter meet.”