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Wonderful retired to paddocks.

ONE SO WONDERFUL, whose finest hour came with victory in the Juddmonte International, has been retired after finishing fifth in Saturday's Dubai Champion Stakes The Champion Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course in October. It was first run in 1877. .

The Luca Cumani-trained filly will go to owner Helena Springfield Ltd's Meon Valley Meon Valley may refer to:
  • The valley of the River Meon, Hampshire, England
  • Meon Valley (UK Parliament constituency), constituency represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom's Parliament
 Stud, where she is to be covered by Peintre Celebre Peintre Celebre, (born 1994), is a champion thoroughbred racehorse.

Bred and owned by Daniel Wildenstein (1917-2001), the renowned French art dealer and highly successful horseman, Peintre Celebre came from a line of outstanding thoroughbreds.

"There's nothing else for her now," said Cumani (left). "The Champion wasn't a particularly satisfactory race as the pacemaker, Happy Valentine, didn't go fast enough. She was held up last, which was perhaps not the best tactical decision in the circumstances. By the time she moved up, she got blocked and the race was over.

"But we're very proud of what she achieved. She won the Sun Chariot at three and the Group 1 at York this year. She's a beautiful filly who's given enormous pleasure. She'll make a marvellous broodmare brood¬∑mare ¬†
A mare used for breeding.

Noun 1. broodmare - a female horse used for breeding
stud mare

female horse, mare - female equine animal

One place in front of One So Wonderful on Saturday was Mutamam, who trainer Alec Stewart Alec James Stewart OBE (born 8 April, 1963 in Merton, Greater London) is a retired English cricketer, a right-handed batsman-wicketkeeper and former captain of the English cricket team.  felt might have benefited from a stiffer pace.

"I thought he ran very, very well," said the trainer, "and he'll be an even better horse next year."
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Title Annotation:Sports
Author:Goff, Tom
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 19, 1998
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