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Champion 2YO Awesome Feather Retired
In US breeding news, Stronach Stables' 2010 Champion 2YO Filly Awesome Feather (Awesome Of Course–Precious Feather, by Gone West) has been retired to stud and will be bred with next year. Undefeated in 6 starts as a juvenile which culminated in an authoritative Gr1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies victory at the end of the 2010 season, Awesome Feather was purchased by Stronach for US$2.3 million at the 2010 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. As a 3YO she won the Gr1 Gazelle Stakes, and this year won the Listed Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes & Listed Nasty Storm Stakes at Belmont to take her record to 10 undefeated wins. Strongly fancied in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (9 furlongs) last month, Awesome Feather finished 6th behind Royal Delta. She retires with US$1,903,725 earnings.