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St Trinians: the Grade 2 winner in America was bred in Britain

Retired St Trinians to be offered at Keeneland

ST TRINIANS, the British-bred Piccolo mare who came within a hair's breadth of beating superstar Zenyatta last year, has been retired and will be offered at the Keeneland November breeding-stock sale.

Bred by Emma Hunter out of the winning Classic Cliche mare Cherrycombe-Row, St Trinians began her career in Britain with Ed Vaughan, forwhom she won a trio of races at Wolverhampton.

St Trinians was sold to continue her stud career stateside with trainer Mike Mitchell and at five last year she won the Grade 2 Santa Maria Handicap at Santa Anita and looked home and hosed in the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap but was second after being caught by Zenyatta on the line.

This year she was first past the post but demoted to fourth in the Grade 2 Milady Handicap and finished fourth, not beaten far, in three Grade 1s: the Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes, the Vanity Handicap and the Clement Hirsch Stakes.

St Trinians took her career record to eight wins from 19 starts with victory in a restricted race at Del Mar this month, but was found to have fluid in an ankle after completing work in preparation for a crack at next month's Grade 1 Spinster Stakes and was subsequently retired.

 

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