01/31/2014 12:49PM

Executiveprivilege, two-time Grade 1 winner, retired

Barbara D. Livingston
Executiveprivilege won two Grade 1 stakes and almost $1 million.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Executiveprivilege, who won a pair of Grade 1 wins as a 2-year-old in 2012, has been retired, trainer Bob Baffert said.

Executiveprivilege never returned to her best form in a three-race campaign last summer and fall, and has been sent to Kentucky to be bred, though Baffert said a stallion choice had not been finalized as of Thursday.

Executiveprivilege, by First Samurai, won five times in 10 starts and earned $999,000. Her biggest wins came in the Del Mar Debutante and the Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita, both Grade 1 races. She finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2012. That was her first loss after winning the first five starts of her career.

Last year, Executiveprivilege ran three times without winning. Her final start came in the La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, in which she finished third. It was her fifth straight loss.

“I just couldn’t get her back to her best form, so we decided to retire her,” Baffert said.

Executiveprivilege is owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman.

Harvey Hochberg More than 1 year ago
How about Patrick Valenzuela?? Is he "retired",too?...Not one WORD about his status in DRF. WAZZUP??
MD23 More than 1 year ago
Wouldn't be surprised if they bred her to Midnight Lute based off the connections. I agree with Thomas Cook's comment: Medaglia D'Oro would be a good sire for her.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Its a difficult task winning Graded Stakes races. This is a very nice filly. Should throw some quality foals. Best of luck. Try Medalia De Oro.
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
Don't you think it a bit odd, that he "couldn't get her back to her best form" after deciding she was just a sprinter?