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Champ Sprinter Miss Andretti Retired
Meanwhile 5-time Gr1-winning 7YO mare Miss Andretti (Ihtiram-Peggie's Bid, by Marooned) will be retired to stud after resuming from a 22-weeks spell but finishing last behind Bel Mer in the field of 14 runners. Overall Miss Andretti (who raced near the lead before tiring in her final appearance) notched 19 wins (including smashing the course record by an amazing 2.35 seconds in winning the UK Gr2 King's Stand Stakes over 5 furlongs at Royal Ascot in June 2007, plus 2007's Gr1 Coolmore Lightning Stakes over 1000m at Moonee Valley in course record time, Gr1 Newmarket Handicap over 1200m at Caulfield in course record time, Gr1 Australia Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley & Gr1 The Age Classic over 1200m at Flemington, as well as 2006's Gr1 Manikato Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley in course record time, Gr2 Schillaci Stakes, Gr3 McEwen Stakes & Listed The Straight Six, to add to 2005's Gr2 Winterbottom Stakes, Gr3 Prince Of Wales Stakes & Listed Ruabon Stakes) & 5 placings ( ncluding 2006's Gr1 Salinger Stakes over 1200m & Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1400m, plus 2005's Listed Crawford Stakes) from 31 starts for $2,848,991 earnings.