Three-time Grade 1 winning filly Sweet Reason has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury.
The Daily Racing Form reports that the injury was discovered after the filly's fourth-place finish in the G1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs May 2.
“She came out of the race at Churchill with a little strain of her tendon,” trainer Leah Gyarmati told the Form. “Nothing horrible; enough not to risk doing anything more with her.”
Gyarmati said owner Jeff Treadway plans to consign Sweet Reason to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale in November.
Sweet Reason captured the G1 Spinaway as a juvenile before going on to capture the G1 Acorn and G1 Test last year at age three. Sweet Reason won 5 of 11 starts and earned $1,437,700.
“Obviously, she's the best horse I ever trained, might be the best horse I'll ever train,” Gyarmati said. “I feel blessed to have had her this long. I was looking forward to the summer because she likes Saratoga. She brought much joy to the barn. On those mornings when you didn't want to come to work, she made coming to work worthwhile. I'm going to miss her.”
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