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Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable Retires

Added on: June 21, 2016

Following a fourth place finish in the Grade II Fleur de Lis Handicap on Saturday 18th June 2016, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable has retired with almost $4,000,000.00 in career earnings. The Eclipse Award-winning -3-year-old-champion of 2014 is an American Thoroughbred racehorse and the retirement announcement was made on the evening of Sunday 19th June, 2016.

Owned by Ron Winchell and trained by Steve Asmussen, Untapable has a career record of 20: 9-5-2. The first major win occurred in September 2013 at Louisville, Kentucky's Churchill Downs in the Grade II Pocahontas Stakes. Untapable then went on to win the Rachel Alexander Stakes in 2014. This race is run annually at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Also in 2014, Untapable won the Fair Grounds Oaks at the Fair Grounds Race Course which was also held in New Orleans. She also won the Grade I stakes for 3-year-old- Thoroughbred fillies in the Kentucky Oaks in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.

She also won the Cotillion Handicap at Parx Racing and Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and the other notable win in 2014 occurred in the Breeders' Cup Distaff. This event takes place at a different venue every year. Untapable’s final major victory occurred in 2015 in the Apple Blossom Handicap during the Racing Festival of the South at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Winchell wrote in a twitter post, “After having a truly great 3-year-old season and currently the No. 1 U.S. earner for Tapit - it's time!” Also speaking about the decision to retire was the Winchell Thoroughbreds racing manager David Fiske. He said, “She went into that last race perfect.

She worked great, she looked great. Steve was very happy with her. There's no way we would have run her if she wasn't 100 percent.” He then went on to say, “What's become of her is she doesn't relax in her races, and against that kind of competition, that's a problem. It's kind of a Jekyll-and-Hyde situation, where she's perfect until you put her in the gate.” These exact comments came directly from the official ESPN website.

Untapable also won the American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly award in 2014. This is an annual American Thoroughbred horse racing honor which is awarded to a filly (female horse) in Thoroughbred flat racing. This award became part of the Eclipse Awards back in 1971.