Snowden Considers Retirement For Beaded

By: Sarah Fortnum
June 27th, 2011

Beaded may be retired

Peter Snowden is considering retiring talented mare Beaded after her second place finish in last Saturday’s $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm behind Yosei.

Beaded, who won her first Group 1 last month in the Doomben 10,000, has had a successful career in which she has only missed the placings in one of her 22 starts.

The five-year-old Lonhro mare finished second by a neck to Yosei in Saturday’s Tiara, and Snowden was happy with her run.

“She ran great,” Snowden said.

“The speed was on and she was out in time to have her shot. There are no excuses.

“She ran a great race. The speed was on and she was travelling all the way,”

Snowden feels that it may be time to give Beaded a well-deserved break.

“At the moment I’m leaning towards retiring her,” he said.

“I think she has done her job on the track where she has been punching far beyond her weight all the time.

“I’ll have a talk but I favour tipping her out now.”

Snowden will be sure to miss running Beaded, who he has admitted is his favourite racehorse on numerous occasions.

Beaded has won ten of her 22-start career runs and has earned more than $1.5 million in prize money.

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