01/21/2002 1:00AM

Dream Supreme retired


Dream Supreme, the multiple Grade 1-winning mare owned by George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Stable, has been retired and will be bred to A.P. Indy.

Trained by Bill Mott, Dream Supreme, a daughter of Seeking the Gold out of Spinning Round, by Dixieland Band, won 9 of 16 starts including six stakes. She earned $1,007,679.

Though sound, Dream Supreme was retired, in part, because of what her connections deemed as unfair treatment in handicap races.

"There seemed to be a five- to six-pound discrepancy in the weights," said Mike Boyd, racing manager for Kinsman Stable. "They weren't going to weight her any less. She is 5, she is a multiple Grade 1 winner and it got to the point where we were tired of giving up five to six pounds."

Dream Supreme began her career in the care of Linda Rice, and in her debut, set a then-track record for 5 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga. At 3, under Mott, Dream Supreme won the Grade 1 Test and Grade 1 Ballerina in a three-week span at Saratoga. Dream Supreme also won the Grade 2 Distaff Breeders' Cup, the Grade 2 Humana Distaff, the Grade 3 Gallant Bloom and the Grade 2 Princess Rooney.

Boyd said he hopes Dream Supreme can take the place of Spinning Round, the mother of Dream Supreme, who was struck by lightning and killed on the farm.