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Safely Kept pensioned from breeding shed

SAFELY KEPT, the mare who benefitted when the brilliant Dayjur threw away the Breeders' Cup Sprint, has been stood down from the breeding shed at the age of 23.

The daughter of Horatius had already proved herself top-class, with the Grade 1 Test Stakes at three among her career victories, when she lined up for Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1990 and found herself centre stage in one of the most notorious incidents in the meeting's history.

Willie Carson had managed to get confirmed frontrunner Dayjur to the lead from an outside draw, and seemed to have enough petrol in the tank to win well - but the horse tried to jump a shadow near the finishing line and forfeited the race to Safely Kept.

At stud, Safely Kept produced two black-type performers: Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes runner-up Peace Chant and Grade 3 First Lady Handicap runner-up Contrast.

Owned by Jayeff B Stables, she produced her last foal, a filly by Empire Maker, on May 17.







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