MGISW champion Unique Bella (Tapit) was in fine condition Sunday morning after a chip was discovered in her sesamoid bone following a Saturday morning workout. Resting in her outdoor pen at Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's stable on the Del Mar backside, the filly had a cast-like bandage on her right front foot to keep the injury secure. Later in the day Saturday, Don Alberto Stable confirmed that the fleet-footed gray has been retired from racing.
“She's doing fine,” Hollendorfer said. “She couldn't have done any better than what she did as far as the barn is concerned and we enjoyed training her every minute that she was here.”
Unique Bella will remain at Del Mar until arrangements are made to move her to continue her recovery at Don Alberto's farm.