Owner John Singleton made the announcement on Sunday evening that More Joyous would not be returning to the racetrack next season.
Singleton, who took More Joyous away from the stables of Gai Waterhouse the day after she finished second last in the All Aged Stakes, will send More Joyous to the UK to be mated with unbeaten champion Frankel. Stablemate More Strawberries will also be served by Frankel.
Even though Singleton reported the mare to be in good health when announcing her retirement, he said there’s nothing else for his super mare to prove.
On the track, More Joyous was dominant as a sprinter-miler. She won the Toorak Handicap in 2010, And in 2012, More Joyous won Canterbury Stakes, Queen of the Turf Stakes, Doncaster Handicap and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in succession.
The great mare raced 32 times for 21 wins with 20 of her victories in stakes races including eight at Group One level and earned more than $4.5 million in prizemoney.
By Owens Wong