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Atacama Retired

Tuesday, 14th July 2015

Meanwhile, trainer Shaune Ritchie has confirmed the retirement of dual stakes winning Kiwi mare Atacama, reports NZ Racing Desk. Owned by Sir Peter Vela, the 5YO daughter of Pentire won 7 of her 23 starts, including the Listed Matamata Cup (1600m) and the Listed Cup Day Plate at Flemington. Atacama had finished fourth in both the Gr1 NZ Breeders' Stakes and the Gr2 Travis Stakes at her two most recent starts. "She's had feet problems and she wasn't quite finishing her races off so the decision was made to retire her," Ritchie said.

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