Star Perth-owned mare Sheeza Belter has been retired with managing owner Justin Warwick calling time on her outstanding racing career.
The multiple stakes winner ran her final race in Sydney last Saturday when she failed to beat a runner home in the G2 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill.
“She won’t race again,”Justin Warwick said.
“She’ll get auctioned off by Magic Millions in the next 10 days.
“She’s had enough and is ready for the next stage of her life basically.
“We probably knew this was going to be her last preparation.
“She’s too valuable and obviously owes us nothing.
“There has been a fair amount of interest in her anyhow, people approaching us.
“With the breeding season here and obviously the northern hemisphere starts in January.
“There’s a lot of interest in her and she’ll be auctioned in the next 10-days.”
Bred by Mt Hallowell Stud, Sheeza Belter failed to make her $50,000 reserve at the Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale before being sold to Warwick.
The daughter of Gold Standard started her racing life in Perth, winning the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) at Pinjarra in brilliant fashion, coming from near last.
She then followed up scoring multiple stakes wins for Sydney co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden claiming a career-best in the G1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
She also claimed G2 victories in the Sires’ Produce (1400m) at Eagle Farm and the Hot Danish (1400m) at Rosehill, jockey William Pike partnering in both wins and the J.J.Atkins.
Sheeza Belter, who had her final run for Annabel Neasham, ends her racing career with five wins and three placings from 14 starts and close to $2 million in stake earnings.