06/09/2013 10:51AM

Woodbine: Inglorious, Canada's champion 3-year-old filly in 2011, retired

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Barbara D. Livingston
Inglorious, Canada's champion 3-year-old filly in 2011, has been retired following a last-place finish in Saturday's Trillium Stakes.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Inglorious, Canada’s champion 3-year-old filly of 2011 and a close second to Never Retreat in that year’s voting for Canada’s Horse of the Year honors, has been retired.

Owned by the Donver Stable of Donna and Vern Dubinsky and trained by Josie Carroll, Inglorious finished last of seven in Saturday’s Trillium Stakes at Woodbine after trailing the field of six in Keeneland’s Grade 3 Doubledogdare on April 19.

“[The owners] decided to retire her,” Carroll said Sunday. “She’s had an extraordinary career and is telling us that it’s time. They wanted to listen to her and retire her while she’s in good health. Naturally, it’s disappointing, but she’s done everything we’ve asked her to do.”

Inglorious, bred in Ontario and purchased at the local select yearling sale for $90,000, debuted with a victory in Woodbine’s six-furlong Fanfreluche Stakes and won the 1 1/16-mile Ontario Lassie in her only other start here as a 2-year-old.

After wintering at Fair Grounds, where she finished second in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra and fourth in the Fair Grounds Oaks in 2011, Inglorious returned to Woodbine to take the 1 1/16-mile La Lorgnette before her historic scores in the 1 1/8-mile Woodbine Oaks and the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate.

While she failed to revisit the winner’s circle in her final nine starts, Inglorious did place in four graded stakes, including the Grade 3 Bayakoa at Betfair Hollywood Park last fall and the Grade 3 Suwanee River at Gulfstream Park this winter.

She retires with a record of 5-2-4 and earnings of $1.42 million from 16 starts, all but one of which came in stakes races.

Carroll said no decision has been made on whether the Dubinsky family will keep and breed Inglorious or put her on the auction block.