20th January - Papagana
After careful consideration and discussion over the last 24 hours Papagana’s owner Dominic Burke has decided to retire her to stud.
She was thoroughly checked over by my vet today and he said that she was definitely in season and we presume that was the reason for her lacklustre display on Saturday, he also found everything to be in working order as she embarks on her new career as a potential mummy.
Dominic is still in the process of deciding which stallion she will visit.
Papagana has been a joy to train and we will miss her enormously but we are completely behind this decision and I look forward to seeing her offspring.
She is a tough, beautiful mare and she had plenty of talent.... she won two listed hurdles and was also placed in Grade 1 and Grade 2 races, she was never unplaced over obstacles.