11/10/2008 12:00AM

One more race for Peppers Pride?


Peppers Pride, the undefeated winner of 18 consecutive races, could call it a career after running next month in the $125,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap at Sunland Park.

The connections of the 5-year-old mare met Monday to discuss whether to race or breed her next year, and while no decision was made it was agreed to keep "investigating" the stallion options for her in both Kentucky and the Southwest region, said Joel Marr, who trains Peppers Pride for Joe Allen.

"We're leaning toward breeding her, but it's not definite," Marr said Monday. "We're just going to see how she is the next few weeks and decide. We'll probably make a decision sometime between now and the race at Sunland."

Peppers Pride will be going for her 19th straight win when she starts in the Racing Commission Handicap on Dec. 14.

Peppers Pride, a daughter of the Fappiano stallion Desert God, set the modern North American record for consecutive wins with her 17th straight on Oct. 4, and padded it on Sunday, when she won the $177,615 Filly and Mare Championship. Both races came against New Mexico-breds at Zia Park.