01/02/2018 12:33PM

Harmonize, Grade 1-winning turf mare, has been retired

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Harmonize gets to the wire just before Decked Out to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks in 2016.

Grade 1 winner Harmonize has been retired and will be bred to More Than Ready for her first season as a broodmare.

Owner Larkin Armstrong announced the retirement of the Scat Daddy mare, whom he purchased for $80,000 as a Keeneland September yearling, on his Twitter account. He said that Harmonize, who he referred to as a "dream horse," would reside at Brookdale Farm in Kentucky.

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Harmonize, a graded stakes winner in each of her three seasons of racing, concludes her career with a record of 16-5-4-1 and earnings of $827,860. She won the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes and the P.G. Johnson Stakes as a juvenile. Hamonize scored her biggest victory the following summer, rallying to edge Decked Out by a head in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. She also won the Sanibel Island Stakes and placed in four other stakes in her 3-year-old season, including in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

Harmonize won once in her final season of racing, taking the Grade 3 Glens Falls Stakes last September in her career finale.

Harmonize, bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III, is out of the winning Sky Mesa mare Mesa Fresca. It is the family of champion Queena; Grade 1/Group 1 winners Brahms, Chic Shirine, Keen Ice, Librisa Breeze, Serra Lake, Somali Lemonade, Too Chic, and Verrazano; and graded/group stakes winners Al Khali, Baraan, Cappuchino, Chief Havoc, Coal Play, Crewman, El Padrino, Hungry Island, La Reina, Regal Engagement, Soaring Empire, and Tara Roma.