09/27/2005 12:00AM

Attraction's race days end


Attraction, the only filly in history to win both the English 1000 Guineas and the Irish 1000 Guineas, was retired on Tuesday after she was found to have gone lame.

Attraction's trainer, Mark Johnston, and her owner, the Duke of Roxburghe, decided not to take any further chances with her and announced that she would go to the duke's stud farm. Attraction, a 4-year-old daughter of Efisio, had been preparing for Saturday's Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket when her career-ending setback occurred at Johnston's yard in Middleham, North Yorkshire.

After her Guineas double last spring, Attraction went on to score victories in three more Group 1 miles: the Coronation Stakes and the Sun Chariot Stakes last year, and the Matron Stakes in her last start, at The Curragh on Sept. 10. Attraction won 10 of 15 lifetime starts for earnings of $1,583,910.