Miss Keller sold and retired after winning the last race of her career, E. P Taylor

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  • Miss Keller sold and retired after winning the last race of her career, E. P Taylor

Miss Keller sold and retired after winning the last race of her career, E. P Taylor

The five-year-old mare Miss Keller who is owned by Three Chimneys Racing LLC and was being trained by Roger Attfield has now been sold along with getting retired and waving her final goodbye to the five-year based career.

Miss Keller was sold through the four-day auction that was held at Newmarket, England, the event resulted in Miss Keller being sold to Paul Fudge’s Australian operation Waratah Thoroughbreds for $1,017,188. It was Michael Goodbody, the agent who announced after the transaction that Miss Keller will not race anymore.

Miss Keller has raced a good seventeen times through her career. Her first victory was at Keensland on 7th April in an allowance race. This was the very first race of the 2010 season where she was being ridden by Javier Castellano. The rest of the races saw her coming first thrice and second and third just twice. Miss Keller’s second victory during that season was in the De La Rose, a mile’s track again with Javier Castellano at Saratoga on 4th July.

The 2010 season ended with a miserable ninth position in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf Grade 1 at Churchill Downs again with the same jockey onboard on 5th November.

Yet again the beginning of the next season did not seem to be least bit promising as the five-year-old mare got hold of the sixth position in the Jenny Wiley Grade 2 at Keeneland on 16th April on a 1 1/16 mile turf but she was being ridden by John  Velazquez.

Miss Keller’s next four attempts at racing found her stuck between the fourth to sixth position, never getting higher or lower. During these races she was mounted by three different jockeys who met almost the same fate due to the unsatisfactory outcome from nearly all the races.

Miss Keller broke through from this monotonous trend on 16th October when she won the E.P Taylor Stakes Grade 1 at Woodbine on a 1 ¼ mile track. During this race she had John Velazquez onboard.

This turned out to be her last career race and what she failed to accomplish nearly throughout her career only became possible during her last presence at the racing tracks.