01/10/2014 12:16PM

Rumor retired, to be bred to War Front

Shigeki Kikkawa
Rumor won the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes and earned more than $400,000.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Rumor, winner of the Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes in 2013 and three other stakes, has been retired and will be bred in coming months, trainer Richard Mandella said.

A 6-year-old mare by Indian Charlie, Rumor finished her career with 6 wins in 17 starts. She earned $418,391. Owned by Ramona Bass, Claiborne Farms, and Adele Dilschneider, Rumor finished third in the Playa Del Rey Stakes at Hollywood Park on Dec. 15.

There were discussions about keeping Rumor in training in the first few months of this year, but Mandella said she has been sent to Kentucky and will be bred to War Front.

“We were thinking of it, but they wanted to get her back there and get her acclimated to the weather,” he said.

Rumor is out of the unraced Deputy Minister mare Mini Chat and is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Dixie Chatter. Her second dam is champion Phone Chatter.