Farewell Epingle

Jun 21, 2015

A real stable favourite, the tough and talented Epingle was retired after her gallant third in last weekend's Group 3 Tattersall's Cup at Eagle Farm.

Finishing her race gamely as she always did, the Rick Jamieson owned seven-year-old enhanced her already excellent black type record and she retires as a three times Group Three winner who was also in the placings at stakes level on nine occasions.

The winner of six of her 37 starts with a further 16 placings to her credit, Epingle heads to stud as the winner of over $785,000 in stakes.

Purchased for $180,000 at the 2009 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, the daughter of Pins was to have the Brisbane Cup as her swansong but she pulled up well enough from that race to keep going.

"She ran such a great race in the Brisbane Cup that we decided to give her one more go," said Michael Kent.

"She has been a really good mare for the stable but it's time to retire her now."

A valuable broodmare prospect, Epingle is out of the Listed winning Zabeel mare Etoile du Nord. Also dam of the stakes placed Etoile Filante (also by Pins), she has as her third dam the multiple Group One winning American mare Tallahto, dam of the Group One winners Prince True and Hidden Light (in turn dam of the Group One winning successful stallion Artie Schiller).

As a descendant of the influential matriarch Frizette, Epingle is a member of an historic family whose members include the high class stallions Mr Prospector, Seattle Slew, Lomond, Djeddah, Tourbillon and Shecky Greene.