01/02/2013 12:06PM

Group 1 winner Chachamaidee retired, booked to Galileo


Chachamaidee, credited with the victory in last year’s Group 1 Matron Stakes after the disqualification of Duntle, has been retired.

The 6-year-old Footstepsinthesand mare will be bred to Coolmore stallion Galileo in 2013.

Trained by Henry Cecil for owner Tony Evans, Chachamaidee won seven of 21 career starts, earning $650,743. In addition to her win in the Matron, she claimed the Group 2 Lennox Stakes and Group 3 Chartwell Fillies' Stakes in 2012 and the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes in 2011. She earned nine other stakes wins or placings.

Chachamaidee is out of the unraced Danehill mare Canterbury Lace, a half-sister to English One Thousand Guineas winner Virginia Waters, Group 1-placed Chevalier, Group 3 winner Alexander of Hales and group stakes-placed Chief Lone Eagle. It is the family of multiple Group 1 winner and prominent Darley stallion Dubawi and Epsom Derby winner and sire High-Rise.