Group Two winner Hello It’s Me (NZ) (Darci Brahma) has been retired and is offered for sale on gavelhouse.com.
The Darci Brahma six-year-old won five of her 19 career starts but had been finding it hard to recapture the form of her three-year-old season where she took out the Gr.2 Royal Stakes (200m) at Ellerslie.
Co-trainer Michelle Bradley would have liked to have given one of her favourites one last chance to turn her form around but it wasn’t to be.
“She just had a little bit of incident in the float on the way to the races and suffered a few grazes on one side,” Bradley said.
“It wasn’t anything major but Friday was going to be her last chance to get back into form after disappointing us in her first two runs in this campaign.
“She was an absolute favourite around the stable and I will miss her, but she can now go on to her next career as a broodmare.”
Hello It’s Me will be offered as a broodmare prospect on the gavelhouse.com website from 5 October to 12 October with a favourable breeding certificate. Entries are due online by 9am Tuesday 6 October.
Credit: NZ Racing News & Race Images.