Classic Winner Cachet Retired; Heads Next to Tattersalls

Guineas winner Cachet will be sold in December | Racingfotos

Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}), the winner of last season's 1000 Guineas, has been retired and will be seen next in the Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

The filly, owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, gave Newmarket trainer George Boughey his first Classic success at the Rowley Mile and was narrowly denied a follow-up victory in France when second by a head to Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) in the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches.

Cachet picked up an injury when fifth in the G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot the following month and was off the track for 457 days before resuming at Doncaster this September. Her comeback run in the G3 Sceptre Fillies' S. saw her take fourth place, before finishing down the field in the G1 Prix de la Foret on Arc day.

“It didn't go to plan as she's a filly who likes to run on the front end, was drawn a bit wide and never really got into a position,” said Boughey of Cachet's final start. 

“She will head to the mares' sale at Tattersalls later this year and I have no doubt she will become a super mum. If she could produce something half as good as her then we will all be very proud.”

He added, “She's a filly who has been an absolute star for us. She's my first Group 1 winner and first Classic winner.”

Bred by John Bourke of Hyde Park Stud from the Teofilo (Ire) mare Poyle Sophie (GB), Cachet was bought back when offered as a yearling by her breeder and was later sent to the Craven Breeze-up Sale, where she was bought by John and Jake Warren's Highclere Agency for 60,000gns.

Boughey continued, “In this game she was a relatively inexpensive breeze-up purchase who went on to win a Classic. She's got 20 owners and they have all had an amazing time with her.

“We will keep trying to find another one for them, but it is very hard to do so. She was a real gem and they are very hard to find.”

 

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