10/15/2013 3:07PM

Include Me Out retired from racing

Barbara D. Livingston
Include Me Out will be sent to Kentucky to be bred.

Two-time Grade 1 winner Include Me Out has been retired after two disappointing performances in recent months. Owner Samantha Siegel made the announcement Monday via Twitter.

Trained by Ron Ellis, Include Me Out won the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational at Santa Anita and the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar in 2012. She was third in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Santa Anita last year.

This year, Include Me Out had 1 win in 3 starts, the minor Desert Stormer Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park. She was later eighth in the Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar and seventh in the Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 28.

Via Twitter, Siegel wrote that Include Me Out underwent recent physical tests that showed no ailments, but that the 5-year-old mare will be sent to Kentucky to be bred. By Include, Include Me Out won 7 of 16 starts and earned $956,530.

Jordan More than 1 year ago
What a wasted year for her. They gave her extra time after running 3rd in last year's Distaff with the intention of bringing her back for a big fall and another run at the Distaff. But by keeping her in the barn for half the year, they passed on grade 1 races like Santa Margarita, Vanity, and even the Apple Blossom that came up light. I guess there was some hope that she could've made the Vanity, but the timing was too tight. The best laid plans in racing can easily go belly up. There's no guarantee that just because a horse is given time off that it will be able to stay healthy once brought back or that it will be able to recapture its form after the layoff.
Jay Romig More than 1 year ago
she is a very beautiful mare
Mark D More than 1 year ago
Would have finished 2nd in Breeders cup with a better trip. Talamo had her too close and took away her strong closing kick. Talamo is not a big $$ rider yet.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Would not hurt that Rider to go 'see the world'.