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Dual classic-winning filly Minding heads for retirement
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Dual classic-winning filly Minding heads for retirement
on 13 July 2017
The daughter of Galileo had not been seen in competitive action since an impressive win in the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas in early May

BRILLIANT filly Minding, the winner of seven Group 1 races, has been retired

The daughter of Galileo had not been seen in competitive action since making an impressive start to the campaign in the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas in early May after suffering a setback.

Aidan O'Brien had hoped to welcome the filly back into training earlier this month, but revealed she was not yet ready to return to exercise, after further X-rays carried out by vet John Halley, and cautioned about her racing future.

O'Brien's daughter, Ana, tweeted on Thursday: "Wishing Minding a happy retirement as she just left for Coolmore today. #Minding #SpecialFilly."

Minding struck at the top level as a two-year-old when winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Fillies' Mile, and completed a classic double the following season in the Qipco 1000 Guineas and Investec Oaks, having surprisingly been beaten in the Irish 1000 Guineas.

Her last big-race success came in October, when beating Ribchester in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

In total she won nine of her 13 starts.

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