Rags to riches dual Group 1 winner Yankee Rose is out of the Spring Carnival and will be prepared for the sale ring and the breeding barn.
The $10,000 yearling purchase earned just over $2 million for her large group of Darby Syndication owners with two Group 1 trophies sitting on the mantelpiece for her wins in the Group 1 $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick as a two year old during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival and her win as a three year old in the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick during the 2016 Sydney Spring Carnival.
Yankee Rose resumed with an eighth to Vega Magic in the Group 1 $1m New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 2 and was due to have her second Spring Carnival run in the Group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday but trainer David Vandyke said the four year old mare didn’t pull up well after a gallop on Tuesday.
The Sunshine Coast trainer didn’t accept for the Makybe Diva Stakes and called a meeting of her owners who decided the best thing to do was retire Yankee Rose and put her up for sale.
“She hasn’t pulled up well after her gallop on Tuesday and I didn’t see any sense in accepting for Saturday when I knew I couldn’t work her tomorrow morning,” Vandyke told The Courier-Mail.
“The owners have had a meeting and elected to sell her. I will keep her in work until a deal is struck.”
“If a buyer can’t be found at the right price then it’s a possibility I could spend the time getting her in good shape, which I’m confident I could do, and then perhaps campaign her in the autumn, but this is the ideal time for the owners to sell her being at the start of the breeding season.”
Yankee Rose has been dogged with foot problems from day one and Vandyke has done a superb job in finding the winner’s stall with her on four occasions from ten starts as well as running second to Capitalist in the 2016 Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill and third behind Winx in the 2016 Group 1 $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley.