11/20/2014 4:55PM

Reneesgotzip retired

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Reenesgotzip, the winner of the C.E.R.F. Stakes, has been retired, according to her connections.

The outstanding sprint mare Reneesgotzip has been retired, trainer Peter Miller said Thursday.

Reneesgotzip, age 5, finished ninth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Nov. 1 in her last start. That completed a career in which she won eight times in 16 starts and earned $869,860. The daughter of City Zip is owned by Debbie Lanni.

Her victories include the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo here in 2013, as well as the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita in 2012. She was second in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks, Las Virgenes, and La Brea in 2012 and finished second and third in the Grade 1 BC Turf Sprint in 2013 and 2012, respectively.

** Count Rodolphe Brisset as a convert to the appeal of Del Mar. Brisset, a top assistant to trainer Bill Mott, arrived here Wednesday and took his first tour of the track Thursday, when his assignments included a routine morning of training for the filly Modernstone, who is entered in the Grade 3, $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap on Saturday.

“When the boss called me and asked if I wanted to go to Del Mar, I said, ‘Sure,’ ” Brisset said. “When we loaded the plane, it was 15 degrees, but the wind-chill made it feel like 2. This is the only major track I’d never been to in this country. I’ll tell you one thing – you can’t beat the view.”

** Jockeys Tyler Baze and Mike Smith are absent from Del Mar on Saturday in order to ride in the Delta Downs Jackpot at Delta Downs.

** Apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke was suspended for three days by Del Mar’s stewards for his ride on Desert Madam in the first race Nov. 14, but Van Dyke received a stay and thus is riding this weekend. In their ruling suspending Van Dyke, stewards cited him for “failure to make the proper effort to maintain a straight course … and causing interference.” Desert Madam was not disqualified in the race.