08/25/2011 3:21PM

Woodbine: Canadian champion female sprinter Indian Apple Is retired

Michael Burns
After a disappointing 5-year-old campaign, Indian Apple Is will no longer race.

Indian Apple Is, who was Canada’s Sovereign Award-winning female sprinter last year, has been retired.

“She just wasn’t the same mare this year,” said Bob Tiller, who trained the homebred 5-year-old for owner Frank DiGiulio Jr. “She started to have issues, and she was telling us that she’d had enough. She’s been awful good to us so we decided to pull the plug and call it a career.”

Indian Apple Is won the seven-furlong Sweet Briar Too and the six-furlong Ontario Fashion and finished second in the Grade 3 Seaway at seven furlongs while compiling a record of 3-2-0 and earnings of $302,826 from 7 starts last season.

She also captured the six-furlong Ruling Angel during her 3-year-old campaign, finished third in the Grade 3 Whimsical in her 2011 bow, and goes home with a career record of 6-5-2 and a bankroll of $555,156 from 19 outings.

Tiller said Indian Apple Is could join DiGiulio’s broodmare band, be sold in foal, or be sold solo.