Thought it might be cool to have a thread to track notable bargain retirements.
Just retired 2011 Tale of Two Places Bargain Bowl Sprint Winner Ultimate Betrayal. Was time to let the 7 yr old warrior go and let him prepare for the next phase of his career. Was never really the same after that devastating by a head 2nd place in the 2012 Bargain Bowl but was a pretty good one for me.
Bargain race accomplishments: Winner - 2011 Tale of Two Places Bargain Bowl Sprint 2nd (by a hd) - 2012 Tale of Two Places Bargain Bowl Sprint Winner - 2012 The Bargain Dash Winner - 2011 Royal Pawn Sprint
I just retired Tomato Gravy. She was one of the best bargain horses, I've ever had. At one time, I was secretly hoping she could chase or at least get close to Slave to Tradition record. Unfortunately, her form went out very quickly and permanently. I also did some wrong managing decisions, which could improve her score (not sending her to Ozark Stakes, choosing Bargain Derby instead of Oaks, confronting her with her stablemate Enque Panis in Summer Distaff two years ago). But I don't know how the things would go. Nevertheless, she holds 6 bargain wins, including two BB wins and other precious results. For the first foal, I will probably use some none-bargain sire and try luck.
Retired Turtle Snip (Jpn) today. She won the Sugar Spice and the Chance For Delta as a 3 year old in 2014 and picked up a pair of 2nds in 2015 and 2016. Decent enough sprinting mare and I'll give her a chance in the breeding shed for some bargain offspring.