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By HRI Staff — Female Champion Midnight Bisou, a winner of five lifetime starts at the Grade 1 level, has raced her last after it was discovered she suffered a fractured sesamoid in her right fore.

Reported to be “a little off” this weekend, she was sent to Dr. Larry Bramlage DVM of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY for further examination where the fracture was discovered.

“I cannot begin to tell you what this mare has meant to me, my family, and my partners,” said managing partner Jeffrey Bloom, said following the announcement.

“…Her fierce determination in a race is unlike any other horse. She is all class. I’m just so grateful I got to be a part of her incredible journey, and I’m extremely excited to watch the next phase of her life.”

The story is still developing and HRI will pass on details on her retirement as they become available.

The retirement of any horse via injury is a sad development but when it’s a popular champion it’s all the more disappointing.

The filly and mare division is extraordinarily deep this year and the Breeders’ Cup Distaff was going to be an event to savor. All that remains are good wishes for the mare in her retirement.

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