Group 1 Winner Alpine Star Retired

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Group 1 winner Alpine Star has been retired | Scoop Dyga

Group 1 winner Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}–Alpha Lupi {Ire}, by Rahy) has been retired after an unplaced run in Sunday's G1 Prix Jacques le Marois according to the Niarchos Family's Racing Manager Alan Cooper. The Jessica Harrington trainee and Niarchos homebred is a half-sister to four-time Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}).

“She retires sound and hopefully she'll be a nice broodmare for us,” said Cooper.

A winner at Galway at second asking at two, the chestnut added the G2 Debutante S. next out and earned her Group 1 stripes with a 4 1/4-length win in the G1 Coronation S. last June in her first start at three. She completed her sophomore year with three seconds-in the G1 Prix de Diane last July, the Prix Jacques le Marois a month later, and in the Oct. 4 G1 Prix de l'Opera. Prior to Sunday's Marois result, Alpine Star was second in a listed affair at York on July 23. She retires with a mark of 9-3-4-1 and earnings of $734,558.

Besides Alpha Centauri, Alpine Star is a half-sister to Irish listed winner Tenth Star (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), who placed twice at the group level in Ireland and England. Their unraced dam is a daughter of dual French Classic heroine East of the Moon (Private Account), herself out of international champion, dual GI Breeders' Cup Mile heroine and bluehen producer Miesque (Nureyev).

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