03/24/2008 11:00PM

Somethinaboutlaura, millionaire mare, retired


Somethinaboutlaura, a millionaire and winner of back-to-back runnings of the Grade 2 A Gleam Invitational Handicap, has been retired from racing, according to a press release.

In her last start, the 6-year-old mare finished second to Bai and Bai after stumbling at the start of the Foster City Handicap at Bay Meadows on March 1. Somethinaboutlaura had won the race in 2007.

She retires with a reputation for versatility, having won 18 races - 14 of them stakes - from 34 starts over distances from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles and on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces.

Somethinaboutlaura also finished second or third in nine stakes, including a third in this year's Grade 1 Santa Maria Handicap. She earned $1,129,365 and raced for owners Jerry Hollendorfer - who also trained her - and Charles D. Miller, John Sikura, and George Todaro.

Somethinaboutlaura, a California-bred daughter of Dance Floor, will be bred to Stormy Atlantic.

Somethinaboutlaura was bred by Lilley Ranch from the It's Freezing mare Crystals of Ice.