Breeders' Cup Winner Glass Slippers Retired

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Breeders' Cup winner Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead–Night Gypsy {GB}, by Mind Games {GB}) has been retired from racing following her eighth-place finish in Saturday's GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

The Bearstone Stud homebred, who was trained by Kevin Ryan, won the G3 Prix du Petit Couvert followed by the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye at three. In 2020, she added the G1 Flying Five S. in Ireland, ran second in another edition of the l'Abbaye,  and maintained that form Stateside with a half-length win in the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland. Although winless this term, the consistent bay placed third thrice–in the July 30 G2 King George S., the Sept. 12 Flying Five and the l'Abbaye in October prior to her second Breeders' Cup run. She retired with a mark of 21-7-3-4 and $1,264,138 in earnings.

“Glass Slippers was flat out all the way and never got a chance to fill up,” said Ryan of the half-sister to stakes winner and Group 3-placed Electric Feel (GB) (Firebreak {GB}). “She's been great and that's it now, she'll be off to the paddocks.”

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