Bred in Maryland by David Wade and campaigned by Madaket Stables, Ten Strike Racing, Michael Kisber and BTR Racing, 7-year-old dog El Padrino gelding retires with 17 wins, 13 stakes and $967,795 in earnings from 37 starts.
“The horse is doing well and it’s going to have a great second career,” Russell said. “He’s not at 100%, so we’re not going to run him. Unfortunately, we were told this is the time. He’s going to be 8 years old. We want to hit a million (dollars).” , but he owes no one anything.”
Whereshetoldmetogo, get out Domestic disputes mare undisputed legend played for Russell in the second half of his career, scoring 10 wins, nine of which were by margin, in 17 appearances for the coach.
“He gave the partnership so much thrill, all the bets he won,” she added. “I feel he deserves a lot, but in the end you have to take care of the horse first. That’s where we are.”
Seven of Whereshetoldmetogo’s bet wins have gone to Laurel, including Frank Whiteley Stakes and Dave’s Friend Stakes in 2021, Not For Love Stakes and Bender Memorial in 2021 and Not For Love in 2022. , he raced for coach Anthony Pecoraro, won the bet and finished in second place close to the first place winner. the fire of Florence in 2018 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at The Parx . Race.
Russell said Whereshetoldmetogo will join Dr. Allison Marshall, an equine orthopedist based in Mechanicsville, Va., near Richmond, and begin working towards his second career.
“Everybody thought he was going to run for office another day, so when I called her and said he was officially retired, she said, ‘Oh my gosh. I didn’t expect that. ‘. And I was like, ‘Me too,'” Russell said. “Perhaps he’ll stay with us for another week or so until they’re ready. He’ll become a showhorse for them.”
Until that time comes, Russell is happy to keep Whereshetoldmetogo.
“Just to have him in the barn, it would be very sad to see him go,” Russell said. “The ultimate goal has always been to see this horse retire healthy and have a great life. He’s made a lot of money, he’s been in a lot of races.
“He was amazing. He said, ‘Whenever you want me to do something, let me know.’ He’s going to have some time off and really they can start and coach him on what he’s going to do now. He wants a job.”
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