After finishing a relatively close eighth in the Maktoum Challenge – R3 (G2), Japan’s super-mare Vodka has been retired following another bleeding incident. By Tanino Gimlet, Vodka retires the richest female to ever race, with seven wins in Group 1 company of her ten lifetime scores. Click HERE for more from El Caballista. Vodka twice failed to show her best in the Dubai Duty Free (G1).
Considered one of the choices for the Dubai World Cup, she is now expected to be matched with Sea The Stars in the breeding shed. As countrymate, and filly, Red Desire ran so well in winning the Maktoum Challenge, perhaps the daughter of Manhattan Cafe can take up the mantle as one of Japan’s top race horses. The lead up to Dubai World Cup week will tell us.