G1-winning millionaire Taris has been sold privately and retired from racing, owner Craig Bernick told the Daily Racing Form Friday. Winner of this spring's G1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs, Taris will be bred to Curlin in 2017.
That start in May was her most recent; the 5-year-old daughter of Flatter had returned to training over the summer, but was sidelined by a bone bruise. Trainer Simon Callaghan suggested that it would have been too tight to make the Breeders' Cup with the mare this fall, so Bernick and his partners John Sikura and Scott Heider retired the mare.
Sold to the Coolmore partners Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale, Taris brought $2.35 million. The private sale to Bernick and partners was part of a package sale, Bernick said.
Read more at the Daily Racing Form.
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