10/18/2004 11:00PM

Crimson Palace is retired


Crimson Palace, the South African-bred winner of the Beverly D. Stakes, has been retired after having failed to recover from a nagging injury that had forced her to miss the Flower Bowl Handicap last month.

, owned by Godolphin, was being prepared for a start in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, stated on the Godolphin website that Crimson Palace "wasn't right after training at the weekend. Unfortunately, we have run out of time with her, and she will not run in the Breeders' Cup."

The decision was then made to retire her.

A 5-year-old daughter of the Lyphard stallion Elliodor, Crimson Palace also won the Group 1 Cape of Good Hope Paddock Stakes in her native country, as well as the Alhaarth Stakes in Dubai and the Group 3 Middleton Stakes in England. All told, she won 7 races from 11 starts for earnings of $663,278.