The news came today that Typhoon Tracy is to be retired. Her owner and trainer agreed that it was best to retire her on a winning note and as current Horse of the Year.
She apparently has taken a long time to recover after her gritty win in last Saturday’s Orr Stakes and as Peter Moody says, she really has nothing left to prove, though it is disappointing that we won’t see her race against More Joyous in the Futurity.
Over the past three years Tracy has been one of my favourite racehorses and it was always a better race day if she was part of it, so I'll miss her.
She goes out with a fine record of 11 wins (6 at Group one level) and 5 placings from 20 starts and over $2 million in prize money.
I look forward to seeing her children racing in a couple of years or so.
For one last time – Go Tracy Go!