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US Gr2-Winner Oprah Winney Retired & Heads To Ghostzapper
In the US, Gr2-winning 5YO mare Oprah Winney (Royal Academy-Mere Presence, by Woodman) "has been retired to Hidden Brook Farm in Kentucky & will be bred to Horse-Of-The-Year Ghostzapper," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Plans also call for Oprah Whinney "to be offered in the Hidden Brook consignment at one of the November breeding stock sales" & the farm's director of bloodstock & sales Chris Broithers declared: "She was nothing short of brilliant on the racetrack! She had world class speed & the heart of a lion. With her pedigree, race-record & physical qualities, she certainly has all of the credentials breeders desire." New York-bred Oprah Winney notched 7 wins (including 2007's Gr2 Barbara Frtichie Handicap over 7 furlongs at Laurel Park, Listed Schenectady Handicap over 6 furlongs at Belmont Park, Listed Regret Stakes over 6 furlongs) at Monmouth Park & Listed Interborough Handicap over 6 furlongs at Aqueduct, plus 2006's Listed Bouwerie Stakes over 7 furlongs at Belmont Park & 2005's Listed Randaroo Stakes over 6 furlongs at Aqueduct) & 8 placings (including 2007's Gr2 Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap over 6 furlongs at Aqueduct) from 18 starts & earned US$593,989.