Miracles Of Life Retired From Racing

Two-time Group 1 winner Miracles Of Life has been retired from racing and will be sent to to begin a new career as a broodmare.

Miracles Of Life took out the 2015 edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes in the final race start of her racing career. Photo by: Jenny Barnes

Miracles Of Life took out the 2015 edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes in the final race start of her racing career. Photo by: Jenny Barnes

Miracles Of Life had returned to light trackwork after a month in the spelling paddock following her victory in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 2, but her owners Stonestreet Stables informed Team Snowden yesterday that they had opted to end the racing career of the rising five-year-old.

“We just got the confirmation late yesterday afternoon and we put it straight out there for everybody,” co-trainer Paul Snowden told Racing Ahead.

“It was a fitting end to her career to go out a winner and to do it in Adelaide as well was quite special

“There are not a lot of horses that can get back to that Group 1 level and that was a testament to her ability and how tough she was.

“She got galloped on quite badly when she won the Sangster and she was able to still pull it off.

“We conceded to ourselves that that was probably going to be her last run and why wouldn’t it be – she has made a lot of people very happy.

“She was in light work and pre-training and then we got the call yesterday afternoon that they were going to retire her and send her to stud.

“She is going to Coolmore and I suggest that it would be one of their stallions.”

Miracles Of Life started her racing career under the care of battling trainer Daniel Clarken in Adelaide at the end of 2012 and she immediately stamped herself as a filly to watch with dominant victories at Morphettville on December 22 and January 5.

She went to the top of Blue Diamond Stakes betting markets when she scored a four and a half lengths victory in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) before she changed the life of Clarken and apprentice jockey Lauren Stojakovic when she took out the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 23.

Miracles Of Life failed to replicate that form as a three-year-old during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, but she returned to winning form when she took out the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in May of last year before she was sold at the 2014 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale and transferred to the care of Team Snowden.

The daughter of Not A Single Doubt made her debut for her new stable with a win in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1100m) at Caulfield on October 18 and she maintained her exceptional first-up record with a win in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick on March 7.

Miracles Of Life hit the line strongly to finish third in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 21 before she claimed a second Group 1 win in Robert Sangster Stakes.

The popular mare finished her racing career with eight wins from 17 race starts and she accumulated over $1.5 million in prizemoney for connections.

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