07/12/2013 12:52PM

Schiaparelli, Grade 2 winner, retired

Benoit & Associates
Schiaparelli has been retired following her victory in the Grade 2 Royal Heroine Mile.

Grade 2-winning racemare Schiaparelli has been retired and will ship from her California base to become a broodmare in Kentucky, according to a release from owner RanJan Racing.

The 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare became one of three graded stakes winners for her sire in a 50-minute span on July 6 when taking the Grade 2 Royal Heroine Mile at Betfair Hollywood Park. However, owners Jan Vandebos and Robert Naify said a post-race bone scan on the mare revealed potential problems going forward.

“There were some changes since her last scan that indicated it would be difficult for her to train at such a high level of intensity,” Vandebos said. “We felt that it was in her best interest to stop at this point and provide a great aftercare program for her.”

Vandebos said that Schiaparelli would stay at Springtime Farm in Santa Ynez, Calif., until she moves to Kentucky, and that a stallion for her first mating has not been selected.

Schiaparelli concludes her racing career with five wins from nine starts and earnings of $274,184. Trained by Mike Puype, she won the Great Lady M. Stakes on May 26 at Hollywood before scoring her first graded stakes win in the Royal Heroine.

Schiaparelli is out of multiple Grade 3 winner Cambiocorsa, by Avenue of Flags, who has also produced stakes-placed winner Vionnet. Cambiocorsa is a full sister to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner California Flag. Cambiocorsa and California Flag both excelled on Santa Anita’s downhill turf, and Schiaparelli scored two of her five career wins on the course. 

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her mama was a hard knocker & so was she. I'm sure her offspring will run very well too! Too bad we couldn't see her for a few more races.