07/06/2016 12:24PM

Euro Charline retired, to be sold in England


Team Valor International’s Euro Charline, who became the first 3-year-old to capture the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury sustained in training. The 5-year-old mare by Myboycharlie out of Eurolink Artemis, by Common Grounds, will be offered at the Tattersalls December breeding stock at Newmarket in the consignment of trainer Marco Botti’s Prestige Place.

“In the lead up to the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes on [July 8], she’s done a tendon breezing on the all-weather gallop, which last week took a lot of rain,” said Barry Irwin, CEO of Kentucky-based Team Valor, when announcing her retirement.

Trained by Botti, Euro Charline won four of 14 starts and earned $2,352,563 while racing from ages 2 to 5. She was well traveled, making eight starts in England, one in Ireland, three in the United Arab Emirates, and two in the U.S.

In 2014, she won the Beverly D. over Stephanie’s Kitten, and earlier that year took the Valiant Stakes at Ascot. She placed in three Group 1 races, including the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

This year, she was second against males in both the Group 1, $6-million Dubai Turf at Meydan and the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

Said Botti, “Euro Charline was one of the best horses I have trained. She was not the luckiest horse to be fair and a couple of her seconds very well could have been firsts. While her family is not out of the top drawer, she will prove popular with breeders at the sale because she looks the part."