Reigning Horse of the Year, Typhoon Tracy (Red Ransom) has retired this morning with Fu Mei and John Hutchins permitting the six time Group 1 winner to conclude her racing career on a high following a second victory in the CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Typhoon Tracy’s trainer Peter Moody today advised Racing Victoria Stewards that connections have elected to retire their champion mare following a hard fought win in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) on her home track last Saturday.
“She had nothing left to give,” Racing Manager Jeff O’Connor said told Racing and Sports.
“If we keep asking her for everything she is going to get sick of it and sour on it and we won’t see her racing that well ever again.
“It was always in the back of our mind that we were never going to go too far with her and try and win one too many.”
Moody and owner John Hutchins allowed the dust to settle following the mares successful defence of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) before electing to retire the reigning Australian Horse Of The Year.
“I thought she may be retired straight after the race after the margin was so narrow and everyone was still so happy,” O’Connor said.
“There was no surprise today when this happened.
“Everyone just sat back and had a good think about it. They probably didn’t want to think about things like retirement in the 48 hours after it and just wanted to enjoy it.
“They [Peter and John] had a good chat about it this morning and they both agreed.”
Typhoon Tracy exits racing with 11 wins and five minor placings from 20 career starts.
Her prizemoney earnings exceeded $2.4million which was largely amassed across six Group 1 victories.
Born and raised at Vinery Stud, Typhoon Tracy quickly rose to prominence as a three-year-old as she won the 2009 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at just her fifth career start.
The daughter of Red Ransom continued to be dominant against her own sex as a four-year-old at Group 1 level winning the 2009 Myer Classic (1600m), the 2010 Futurity Stakes (1600m) and also the 2010 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m).
Typhoon Tracy concluded her career by defending the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last Saturday and in the process became the first mare to achieve such a feat in the event.
The John Hutchins-owned star will likely commence broodmare duties during the spring with her foals expected to be highly sought after.
By Red Ransom out of Tracy’s Element, Typhoon Tracy boasts a strong pedigree with her broodmare value further maximised by the five-year-olds success at the racetrack.
“I was saying to someone today from the moment she was born racing was always a second career for her,” O’Connor said.
“She always had a broodmare career before she raced, that was already done with her pedigree.
“Her racing career has been a huge bonus.
“Every member of her family has done terrific at stud. It didn’t matter if she didn’t win a Group 1, she was always going to have that ahead of her.”