Updated on 09/15/2011 12:30PM

Petrushka sold for $5 million


Petrushka, the champion 3-year-old filly in Europe last year, has been sold by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing to Darley Stud for a price "in excess of $5 million," Highclere announced on Friday.

A daughter of Unfuwain out of the Ela-Mana-Mou mare Ballet Shoes, Petrushka was retired earlier this month after running fifth and injuring her right fore tendon in the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs. Her career record was five wins from nine starts, including three consecutive Group 1 victories last year, with earnings of $547,618.

Darley Stud has divisions in Newmarket, England, where Petrushka will take up residence, and Lexington, Ky.