Seeking the Soul Retired

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Seeking the Soul | Coady

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul {Ire}–Seeking the Title, by Seeking the Gold), winner of the 2017 GI Clark H., has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon injury last month. Although stud plans have not yet been announced, Fipke said he plans to support the 7-year-old stallion.

“He’s at my farm in Paris, Kentucky, where he was born, and is recuperating nicely under the eye of farm manager Elke Krohn,” Fipke said Monday. “He’s a lovely horse, a Grade l winner who was genuine on the track and earned $3.5 million, and he’s got an incredible family that was developed by Ogden Phipps. I will support him with some of my best mares, you can be sure of that.”

In addition to the Clark, Seeking the Soul won the 2018 GIII Ack Ack S. and the 2019 GII Stephen Foster S. He was second in the 2018 GI Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and in the 2019 GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational. On the board in 20 of 32 starts, Seeking the Soul won seven times and retires with earnings of $3,470,153.

“He just loved to run,” trainer Dallas Stewart said. “You can’t teach a horse that. That’s how the best of them are, they either have it or they don’t. You put a saddle on him, and he wanted to go. He was a tough horse on the track, and he was unlucky a few times in his races, but he had a mind on him and never got discouraged no matter what. He was a real racehorse.”

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