10/06/2014 11:07AM

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.

riddick More than 1 year ago
woulda shoulda coulda if I only did not listen to the experts on Treve, I would have had the whole thing. No horse in 35 years have won it 2x. Treve has not looked good all year etc etc etc I hit 2 races, one by accident, the reversal on the objection and I nailed Strawbridge's horse because I live near his Augustin farm I had to bet him.. other than that the Brits experts gave me the 2nd and 3rd place horse ...but I fell for Ectot and Harp Star put them on top. .
Paul G More than 1 year ago
Someone needs to tell them that Treve should be bred to Giant's Causeway. The Hail To Reason part of GC's pedigree will link up to the prolific amounts of Bleneim in Treve's pedigree. And, the Storm Cat in Giant's Causeway's pedigree will balance out the abundant distance influences in Treve's pedigree. Treve has Secretariat in her pedigree through Gone West.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Horse, only 9 races - such a shame
Pagani Zonda More than 1 year ago
The amount of hoof, and back issues this mare has had to deal with. They made the right call.
Matthew Hood More than 1 year ago
I dont know this horse, does that mean she's sound for breeding? Or is it just unlucky with the health?