12/14/2016 2:35PM

Grade 3 winner Lady Shipman retired at 4

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Debra A. Roma
Lady Shipman finishes her career with 11 stakes victories.

The Grade 3 stakes-winning turf sprinter Lady Shipman has been retired, owner Randall Lowe announced Wednesday.

Lady Shipman, a 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman, will be bred to standout young sire Uncle Mo in 2017. Lowe then plans to sell her in foal next November at one of Kentucky’s major mixed auctions. In the meantime, she will be boarded at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.

“Lady Shipman retires as one of the greatest American female turf sprinters ever,” Taylor Made president Duncan Taylor said. “She is an outstanding broodmare prospect.”

Lady Shipman, trained first by Kathleen O'Connell and then by Kiaran McLaughlin for Lowe, retires with a record of 21-13-2-2 and earnings of $902,387. She posted 11 stakes victories at eight different tracks; the well-traveled competitor’s lone graded stakes win came in this year’s Grade 3 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine. She also finished a close second in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland and was named an Eclipse Award finalist that year for outstanding female sprinter.

Lady Shipman established a course record in winning the 2015 Coronation Cup at Saratoga, clocking 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in 1:00.46. She also established a track record in the 2015 OBS Sprint Stakes, running six furlongs on the all-weather track in 1:08.80.

The Grade 3 stakes-winning turf sprinter Lady Shipman has been retired, owner Randall Lowe announced Wednesday.

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