Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting, one of the top older fillies or mares in the country, has been retired from racing and will join the broodmare band at owner Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Farm.
According to a statement on the farm's website, the 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini was recently diagnosed with minor bone bruising in her front legs. The injury, while not serious, was enough to rule her out of the G1 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita.
“No surgery required, she just isn't quite right,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the Daily Racing Form on Thursday. “She had bruising of the cannon bones. This might be the best filly I ever trained, so it's hard to make this announcement.”
Cavorting was a graded stakes winner at ages 2, 3, and 4. She was a three-time G1 winner, taking the G1 Test Stakes at three, and the G1 Ogden Phipps and G1 Personal Ensign at age four. She compiled a record of 8-1-1 in 13 starts and banked a total of $2,063,000.
Stonestreet purchased Cavorting for $360,000 as a weanling at the 2012 Keeneland November sale. Out of the graded stakes winner Promenade Girl, Cavorting has a 2-year-old half-brother named Thirstforlife (by Stay Thirsty) who recently finished third in the G2 Best Pal S. in August.
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