01/26/2006 1:00AM

Glitter Woman dies at age 12


Glitter Woman, a Grade 1 winner, millionaire, and dam of last year's Nashua Stakes third-place finisher, Political Force, has died in Kentucky after colicking. A Glitterman mare, she was 12.

Glitter Woman had been due to foal a Fusaichi Pegasus filly at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., but she became colicky the morning of Jan. 12, according to Claiborne manager Gus Koch. Veterinarians determined that her stomach had ruptured. The mare died at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The hospital was able to save her foal initially, but the filly later died, Koch said.

Glitter Woman's biggest career win came in the 1997 Ashland Stakes, one of her five graded victories. She retired with a record of 10-9-3 from 23 starts and $1,256,805 in earnings.

Glitter Woman has produced four foals, the last a 2-year-old Pulpit filly named This Just In.