|Hot on the
heels of the announcement that the multiple Group One winning mare Giovana had been
retired, New Zealand has lost another two stars of the turf.
The exciting galloper Final Destination, who resumed with a strong finishing win
at Ellerslie on March 2, has been finally sold.
A winner of two Group One races last year, the New Zealand
1000 Guineas and the Bayer Classic, the daughter of O'Reilly is the winner of her past
Yet to finish further back than fourth in her nine starts
to date, the filly will follow in the footsteps of another former kiwi filly Happyanunoit
and join the powerful Bobby Frankel stable in the states.
Meanwhile, the Volksraad Group One winning mare Star Satire
has been retired after being galloped on over the weekend.
Last year she scored dashing three length win in the Group
One Auto Auctions Stakes at Trentham. As well as being a Group Three winner she was also
runner-up in the Group One Bayer Classic to Tit for Taat last year.
At her penulimate start she finished second to No Mean City
in the 2002 Auto Auctions Stakes.
Sadly for her connections Star Satire was galloped on in
the Group One Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes on Saturday and she suffered a severe tendon