06/09/2013 11:51AM

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

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.

jeff More than 1 year ago
Tough to believe she hadn't noticed before her last debacle. Retired too late, but at least it sunk in.
Gary Camejo More than 1 year ago
She ran lights out in her 3 yr old days. Would love to see her go to a good stallion. Lets say Distorted Humour.
Frank Petro More than 1 year ago
Railbird Brad-Just because you lost your $2 show bet is no reason to bad mouth this great mare.She is going out a winner while you look like the LOSER.
Railbird Brad More than 1 year ago
Well if running last is a winner you must be a champion Frank .
Frank Petro More than 1 year ago
No matter what you compare,you will always be the LOSER-BRAD
Railbird Brad More than 1 year ago
And you Frank,a complete Moron.
Railbird Brad More than 1 year ago
Great to see shes done everything you have asked,did you ask her to finish 7th and last in Saturdays Trillium stakes at odds on? Blah blah blah keep your sweet talk to the owners while you kiss there backsides.
DavidC More than 1 year ago
As nature has taken it's course, it's a rare and wise man to decide when a runner is time to put the breaks on a excellent race horse and turn them lose!. She's given all that is ask of her and now she deserves to live the rest of her time on planet earth in peace and comfort and to make a few nice babies!!! good luck for the connections in her breeding endeavors for the future. Sincerely, David C.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
Thank you for doing the right thing. I hope others take note.