CHAMPION RETIRED

01 Oct 2020 09:07


 

Champion Midnight Bisou, who exited a workout at Saratoga Race Course with discomfort in her right front leg, has been retired, according to a release from co-owner Bloom Racing Stable.

Evaluated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky, Midnight Bisou was determined to have a sesamoid fracture in her right front fetlock. According to Bramlage, surgery is not required, the release said.

Midnight Bisou has been shipped to WinStar Farm, where she will be turned out. The injury will not affect her broodmare career, her connections wrote.     

As announced before her injury, she will be sold with Elite Sales at The November Sale Nov. 8 at Fasig-Tipton.

The Champion Older Dirt Female of 2019, Midnight Bisou was retired with earnings of more than $7.4 million with a record of 13-6-3 from 22 starts.Her five top-level wins were the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) and the Cotillion Stakes (G1) in 2018, and the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1), Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1), and Personal Ensign Stakes Presented by Lia Infiniti (G1) in 2019.



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