Five-year-old mare Ipi Tombe retired

Horse Racing

November 23, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

South African import Ipi Tombe, who became an international star early this year with three dominating victories in Dubai, has been retired from racing after a training setback that would have knocked her out of a return trip to Dubai.

Trainer Elliott Walden said the daughter of Manshood, who won the Grade III Locust Grove at Churchill Downs in June in her only start in the United States, would be bred in the spring.

Plans call for the Zimbabwe-bred 5-year-old mare to be sold in foal in the Keeneland November Sale in 2004.

The South African champion concludes her career with a record of 12-2-0 and earnings of $1,529,799.

"She's a fabulous filly and I'm very disappointed that we didn't get more done," Walden said.

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