06/08/2004 11:00PM

See How She Runs retires at age 5


See How She Runs, whose career highlight reel includes wins in the Grade 1 Selene at Woodbine in Canada and the Grade 2 Fantasy at Oaklawn, has been retired, said her trainer, Donnie Von Hemel.

See How She Runs arrived at Pin Oak Stud in Versailles, Ky., on Monday. During her career she won 8 of 19 starts and $586,990. A 5-year-old, See How She Runs last raced May 15 and finished fifth in the $50,000 Honeymoon Stakes in her turf debut at Louisiana Downs.

"It's getting late in the season, so we won't breed her this year," said Clifford Barry, farm manager of Pin Oak.

Barry said a mate for See How She Runs has yet to be determined, but he expects that Josephine Abercrombie, who bred and raced See How She Runs, will choose a "top-of-the-line stallion."

See How She Runs won her career debut as a 3-year-old at Oaklawn, and by the time the meet was over had captured the Fantasy. She went on to win the Selene, then turned a new trick last year as a 4-year-old, when she won two sprint stakes, including the $100,000 Valid Expectations at Lone Star Park.

Von Hemel said one of her most impressive accomplishments was winning the Fantasy.

"In just her fourth lifetime start to win a Grade 2 like that is pretty special," he said.

See How She Runs retires sound and made a favorable impression upon her arrival back home in Kentucky.

"She's full of health," said Barry.

Pin Oak and Von Hemel have an up-and-coming filly on the heels of the retirement of See How She Runs. Clear in the West finished second to Savorthetime in this year's running of the $100,000 Valid Expectations on May 31, and could make her next start in the $100,000 Saylorville Stakes at Prairie Meadows on July 4, said Von Hemel.

See How She Runs won that race last year. Clear in the West is a half-sister to Bedanken, a multiple stakes winner also owned by Pin Oak and trained by Von Hemel.

Bedanken will be pointed toward summer turf stakes at Arlington Park, said Von Hemel.

Waupaca possible for Dallas Turf Cup

Von Hemel said Waupaca is possible for the $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup, 1 1/8-mile turf race that will be held at Lone Star on June 19. In his last start, Waupaca won the $50,000 Barksdale on turf at Louisiana Downs May 31.

Waupaca is also a winner over the Lone Star turf, having won an allowance at the track during the current meet. Last year, Waupaca also won the Woodchopper at Fair Grounds and the Donnie Wilhite Memorial at Louisiana Downs. He races for Wayne Sanders.

Experience edge to Hunters Halo

Hunters Halo, who has won two of his last three starts, will return to the statebred ranks Friday in the featured 10th race at Louisiana Downs, a six-furlong, two-other-than allowance. The purse is $31,000.

Hunters Halo was up for a neck win over optional claiming rivals last out at Evangeline Downs. He earned an 87 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest last-race number in Friday's nine-horse field.

Hunters Halo is also the winningest member of the field, with 12 wins from 31 starts. Trainer Dale Angelle has given the mount to Lonnie Meche.

Old turfers at Lone Star

One of the best betting races on the Lone Star card Friday night is the ninth race, in which a field of 10 battle-tested turf claimers will meet over 1 1/16 miles. There are several options in the race, including Roberto's Pride, Piranhurst, and Power Glide.