Dual Classic Heroine Winter Set For Retirement

Four-time Group 1 winner Winter, considered one of the top 3-year-olds in England, will be retired at the end of the year.

According to the Racing Post, Winter (Galileo x Laddies Poker Two, by Choisir) is still currently stabled with trainer Aidan O’Brien at Ballydoyle, but she will soon make the short trip to Coolmore Stud.

“I think Winter has done enough to head on to her next career and she’ll probably go off to stud for next year, O’Brien told the Post. “We’re looking forward to her foals.”

Winter began her career with trainer David Wachman, winning once in three starts as a 2-year-old. Transferred to O’Brien at the end of last season, Winter blossomed this year. After finishing second in the G3 Ballylinch Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial, she rattled off four straight Group 1 wins – the One Thousand Guineas at Newmarket, the Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

Winter closed out her career with a runner-up finish in the G1 Matron prior to finishing ninth in the G1 Qatar Prix de’ l’Arc de Triomphe.

The future is still undecided for Winter’s stablemate, Roly Poly. The three-time G1 winner will likely be retired, but not before first heading to Hong Kong for the G1 Hong Kong Mile. Multiple G1 winner Highland Reel will also go to Hong Kong for the G1 Vase.

Read more in the Racing Post

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