06/20/2013 10:05AM

Beauty Parlour, French classic winner, retired


French classic-winning filly Beauty Parlour has been retired to become a broodmare.

The 4-year-old daughter of Japanese sire Deep Impact captured the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas) last year for her fourth straight win in as many starts, then finished second in the Prix De Diane (French Oaks) for trainer Eli Lellouche. Transferred to the late Henry Cecil in England, the filly was unable to capture that form in two starts this year.

"Beauty Parlour was undoubtedly a high-class filly," said Jane Cecil of Warren Place Stables. "Her work on the gallops in Newmarket was very impressive at times and it was a shame that she was unable to quite reproduce that on her two starts for Warren Place. We wish her well when she starts her new career as a broodmare."

Out of the stakes-winning Giant's Causeway mare Bastet, Beauty Parlour is a full sister to stakes winner Barocci, who is with John Sadler’s stable in California and finished third in the Grade 2 American Handicap on May 25 in his most recent start. Bastet is a half-sister to Australian Horse of the Year Might and Power; Group 3 winner Matter of Honour; and stakes producers Buenos Aires and Miss Priority.

Beauty Parlour was the first Group 1 winner outside of Japan for that country’s two-time Horse of the Year Deep Impact, by Sunday Silence, who stands at Shadai Stallion Station on the island of Hokkaido.