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Jan Vandebos and Schiaparelli share a moment before a recent race

Schiaparelli retires, ends Breeders’ Cup goal

Jan Vandebos of RanJan Racing, Inc. announced last week that Schiaparelli, winner of the July 6 Royal Heroine Mile at Hollywood Park, would be retired sound, rather than trained for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup. Following the racemare’s gate-to-wire win over the turf, Vandebos excitedly discussed hopes for her lovely gray with last week, including her plan to run the gorgeous daughter of Ghostzapper in racing’s richest meet. But plans changed abruptly when a bone scan done as a precaution, showed a degenerative condition for which the mare had been successfully treated, might now be returning. Rather than risk injury […]