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Moving Pictures Retired


Published: March 25, 2009 9:15 pm ET

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Trot Insider has learned that Moving Pictures, who was voted Canada’s Older Pacing Mare of the Year in 2007, has been retired.

According to trainer Casie Coleman, the six-year-old daughter of D M Dilinger had her comeback derailed following a recent training trip.

“She trained this past Saturday [March 21] and came up a bit dinky afterwards,” said Coleman, who hadn’t started Moving Pictures since the mare’s fourth-place finish in the final of the Roses Are Red Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on June 28, 2008. “We ultra-sounded her at McMaster’s Clinic on Monday [March 23] and it showed a tear in her suspensory.

“It’s too bad because she was training back like a monster,” added Coleman. “They said we could give her some time off and come back with her, but we decided to retire her and make her a broodmare instead.”

Upon learning the news, the partnership of Steve Calhoun and Mike Lindley wasted little time in finding a perfect match for the career winner of $1,302,492.

“Darlene [Darlene Hayes of Hillsborough Stables] just called me and said that the mare is coming into cycle already and wants to breed her on Friday,” said Steve Calhoun, who co-owns the mare with partner Mike Lindley. “We wanted to keep her in the OSS program, and we’ve decided to pursue a contract with Badlands Hanover.”

"I'm really going to miss her," said Mario Glynn, the mare's caretaker during her tenure in the stable of trainer Casie Coleman. "It was a lot of fun racing her."

Calhoun and Lindley acquired Moving Pictures in August of her three-year-old campaign, and she went on to capture an OSS Gold Series Final and the Ontario SBOA Stakes that year in addition to a second-place finish in the OSS Super Final.

The 19-time winner added stakes victories in the Classic Distaff, the Roses Are Red Stakes, the Breeders Crown and the Milton Stakes during her award-winning four-year-old campaign.

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