Nicoletta retired

Nicoletta returns to scale after her win in the Gr.1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) Photo: Trish Dunell

Group One winner Nicoletta (NZ) (Savabeel) has been retired to stud following her unplaced run in the Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m) at Hawera earlier this month.

The daughter of Savabeel, who is owned by Lib Petagna’s JML Bloodstock, won five of her 32 career starts, including the Gr.1 New Zeland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m), Gr.3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m), and Gr.3 Taranaki Breeders’ Stakes (1400m).

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained mare was also placed at Group One level in the New Zeland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) and Herbie Dyke Stakes (2000m).

“She’s gone to Trapeze Artist, a three-time Group One winner by Snitzel,” Baker said.

“She’s a Group One winner herself and had done enough. She was a good mare.”

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