09/23/2013 4:03PM

So Many Ways sold to Northern Farm of Japan

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So Many Ways, shown here winning the Charles Town Oaks on Saturday, has been retired and sold to Northern Farm in Japan.

Grade 1 winner So Many Ways has been sold to Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm of Hokkaido, Japan to begin a broodmare career, owner Maggi Moss announced on Monday.

The 3-year-old Sightseeing filly, who scored her biggest victory in the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes last year at Saratoga Race Course, concluded her career with a victory in the Charles Town Oaks Saturday night. She retires with five wins from 10 career starts, including additional Grade 3 triumphs in the Schuylerville Stakes and Eight Belles Stakes, and $717,148 in earnings.

Moss purchased So Many Ways for $22,000 out of the Pennland Farm consignment at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale via James Schenck, agent.

“I am grateful to Jim Schenck of Lexington, Kentucky for discovering this filly, and to Franklin Smith of Elloree, South Carolina for developing her,” Moss said. “I would also like to thank Tony Dutrow for the irreplaceable memories of her wins at Saratoga, and the amazing job he did with her. I am grateful for the exceptional job Tom Amoss did this year in understanding her and loving her as much as I did in her gutsy and amazing wins in 2013. Most of all, it is not her tenaciousness or athleticism that I will remember, but her kind and almost human personality, that made this decision so difficult. 

“I am confident that her new home with Mr. Yoshida, alongside Azeri, Zazu, Musical Romance and other great mares, that she will be amongst royalty and taken care of in the same loving and wonderful environment. Albeit a very difficult decision, I know she will be loved as much as we all loved her and live a life fit for the queen that she is.”

So Many Ways is out of the unraced Dehere mare Happy Scene, dam of four winners from as many starters, including stakes winner Scherzi. Happy Scene is a half-sister to Satono Flora, a Group 3-placed winner in Japan.