10/06/2014 10:07AM

Two-time Arc winner Treve retired


Treve, who won her second consecutive edition of the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, has been retired from racing and will join the broodmare band of owner Sheikh Joaan al-Thani in 2015.

The 4-year-old Motivator filly will be sent to Haras du Bouquetot, Sheikh Joaan’s farm in Normandy, France, to begin her broodmare career. Racing Post reports that a stallion has not yet been selected for Treve’s first mating. However, later reports indicated that Harry Herbert, racing manager for Sheikh Joaan’s Al Shaqab Racing, had discussed English stallion Dubawi as a potential match.

Treve will join a broodmare roster that includes two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection, who the Qatar-based Al Shaqab Racing purchased for $2.7 million at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

Under the training of Criquette Head-Maarek, Treve won 6 of 9 lifetime starts over three season of racing for earnings of $8,576,167. In addition to her consecutive Arc victories, Treve won the French Oaks and the Group 1 Prix Vermeille, with placings in the Group 1 Prix Ganay in France and the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes in England.

Treve was bred in France by the Head family’s Haras du Quesnay, and is one of two winners from four foals to race out of the winning Anabaa mare Trevise. She is a half-sister to French Group 2-placed stakes winner Trois Rois and is from the extended family of several Grade/Group 1 winners, including champions Triptych and Trillion.