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Happy retirement to Obviously!

Another old warrior of the turf says goodbye to racing and hello to retirement. Obviously is a 9yr old Irish-bred gelding with a 13-6-4 record from 29 races and over $2million in earnings. 

After coming to the US as a 4yr old he was mainly a turf miler, contending the Breeders’ Cup Turf Mile every year from 2012 – 2015 with his best finish being a 3rd behind Wise Dan & Animal Kingdom in 2012. For the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, Obviously dropped from the BC Mile to the BC Turf Sprint and finally got his big win. 

Originally pointing for a 2017 campaign, Obviously was found to have bone bruising that – while not going to effect his long term soundness – would keep him away from defending his Breeders’ Cup title. 

Career highlights: 

Big Wins: G1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint, G3 Poker, G1 Shoemaker Mile (x2), G3 American, G2 Del Mar Mile H (x2), G2 American H, G2 Arroyo Seco Mile. 

Happy retirement to two time Champion Female Sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll
She retired as a winner after she won the Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream Park on 9 Feb. 2014.