09/06/2010 2:01PM

Dar Re Mi retired from racing


Dar Re Mi, the 5-year-old mare who beat males in the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic in March, has been retired from racing because of an accumulation of unspecified minor ailments.

The daughter of Singspiel and a half-sister to Group 1 winner River Dancer, Group 2 winner Darazari, and current St. Leger favorite Rewilding, Dar Re Mi is a three-time Group 1 winner herself, having also won last year’s Pretty Polly Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks.

The only horse in training for her owner/breeders, Lord and Lady Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dar Re Mi was trained throughout her career by John Gosden. She was denied a fourth Group 1 title when she was disqualified from first in last September’s Prix Vermeille for what many thought was a phantom foul. The Lloyd Webbers appealed the French stewards’ decision to no avail. In her lone American appearance, she finished third behind Conduit and Presious Passion in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. In her final appearance she finished third to Twice Over in the Eclipse Stakes on July 3.

Dar Re Mi concludes her racing career with 6 victories from 17 starts for earnings of $4,359,112.