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Estijaab retired for breeding

Last year’s Gr1 Golden Slipper heroine Estijaab has been retired and will head to the breeding barn, reports The daughter of Arrowfield’s triple Australian Champion Sire Snitzel enters her second career as a very lightly raced mare having faced the starter on only seven occasions. A $1.7 million purchase from the Arrowfield draft at the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale, Estijaab was all about pure speed and had the capacity to jump and run from just about any barrier. It was a trait she used to perfection in the Slipper when turning in front at the 400m and refusing to come back to the chasing pack which included Oohood, Sunlight and Written By. Put out for the spring as a 3YO after suffering an injury, Estijaab showed signs of her brilliance upon her return when a plucky second to Fiesta in the rich Inglis Sprint. The daughter of Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke and Gr1 Robert Sangster Stakes winner Response earned over $2.5 million and was crowned Champion 2YO of Australia. A stallion choice has not yet been announced.


Estijaab has been retired from racing (pic: Steve Hart)

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