Report: 2021 champion sprinter Ce Ce is retired

Report: 2021 champion sprinter Ce Ce is retired
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Ce Ce, winner of the Eclipse award as top female sprinter, was retired earlier this month and will be bred to Constitution, Daily Racing Form reported.

The 6-year-old mare most recently finished fourth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, a race she won last year.

Ce Ce is a Bo Hirsch homebred who was sired by Elusive Quality and trained by Mike McCarthy. She has a career record of 23: 11-2-4, including eight graded-stakes wins, and earnings of $2,407,100.

Her three wins from seven starts this year came in the Azeri (G2), Princess Rooney (G2) and Chillingworth (G3) – and she won the latter two last year as well.

As a 4-year-old, Ce Ce won the Beholder Mile (G1) and Apple Blossom (G1).

“A mare like that, it’s hard to put into words,” McCarthy told DRF. “To have something like her in the barn made it really special.”

Constitution, a son of Tapit who was retired with a record of 8: 4-0-1 and earnings of $1,031,596, stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky.

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