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UK Gr1-Winning Mare Rajeem Retired To Stud
UK Gr1-winning 4YO mare Rajeem (Diktat-Magic Sister, by Cadeaux Genereux) who last season defeated older rivals to win the Gr1 Falmouth Stakes (8 furlongs) at Newmarket (ridden by Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy) "has been retired after trainer Clive Brittain admitted defeat in his battle to get her back on the track after a number of niggling problems," reported racingpost.co.uk. Rajeem has not started again since her all-the-way Falmouth triumph (where she left Gr1-winners Nannina, Peeress & Soviet Song in her wake) & Brittain confirmed: "We decided she had already won a Gr1 & she had done enough: she didn't need to prove anything else. She's gone to America & she's going to be covered out there. At the end of last year I was hoping we were going to have a good season with her & she got over her 1st injury, but then she got another niggle." Rajeem (purchased by Darley at the 2004 UK Tattersalls October Sale & racing in the colours of Saeed Manana) was also a 2YO stakes-winner (in 2005's Listed Montrose Stakes) & overall retires with £140,152 (A$336,000) prize-money from 10 starts.