04/14/2010 11:00PM

Champion Stardom Bound is retired


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Champion Stardom Bound, whose five consecutive Grade 1 victories included the 2008 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, has retired from the racetrack.

The 4-year-old Tapit filly is at Bluewater Farm near Lexington and will be bred later this spring to 2008's champion 3-year-old and Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown.

IEAH Stable campaigned both champions in partnership.

Stardom Bound most recently finished fifth in allowance company on Keeneland's turf course on April 11. Racing from ages 2 to 4, the gray filly won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Del Mar Debutante, and Oak Leaf Stakes for her Grade 1 wins in 2008. Last season, she added the Santa Anita Oaks and Las Virgenes Stakes. In all, Stardom Bound won 5 of 12 lifetime starts. She finished second three times and third once, and she bankrolled $1,861,610 in her career.

Stardom Bound is from the first crop of Tapit and helped that stallion become 2008's leading freshman and juvenile sire. Stardom Bound is out of the graded-stakes-placed Tarr Road mare My White Corvette.