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Millionaire Awesome Maria Retired Due To Tendon Injury
Meanwhile in New York, Gr1 winner Awesome Maria (Maria's Mon-Discreetly Awesome, by Awesome Again) "has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury discovered after her last race, the [Gr2) Delaware Handicap", reports bloodhorse.com. Anna Ford, representative for owner E. Paul Robsham Stables commented, "It's a minor injury. She won two graded stakes this year. We would have loved for her to finish out the year, but that's not the case." The winner of 8 stakes races, 7 at group level including the Gr1 Ogden Phipps Handicap, "Awesome Maria exited racing with a record of 9-3-3 from 16 starts and earnings of US$1,114,875."