Thoroughbred Racing

 
              === Summer Soiree retired, readied for breeding ===
 
 Elkton,  MD  (Sports Network) -  Summer Soiree, owned  by Team Valor, has been
 retired  from  racing and  will be  sent to the  breeding barn. The 4-year-old
 filly was trained by Graham Motion.
 
 Winner of the 2011 Del Mar Oaks, Summer Soiree finished her racing career with
 a  third-place  result in last Sunday's  Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park, a
 race in which she was second last year.
 
 Summer  Soiree  won four  of her  first five  starts as  a 3-year-old in 2011,
 picking up wins in an allowance race followed by the Bourbonette Oaks, Boiling
 Springs  Stakes  and Del Mar Oaks.  After the Bourbonette she finished 10th to
 Plum Pretty in the Kentucky Oaks.
 
 The  4-year-old was winless in three starts this season getting a third in the
 Ballston  Spa Stakes  and a  fourth  in the  First  Lady Stakes  prior to  the
 Matriarch.
 
 In 16 career starts the filly posted five wins for $506,180.
 
 Summer  Soiree will  be bred  to 2002  Travers and  Jim Dandy  winner Medaglia
 d'Oro.  Team  Valor plans  to offer the  filly in foal  at public auction next
 November.
 
 
 
 
 11/27 15:29:33 ET

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