Rue Maple Retires After a Great Racing Career

ATB's Rue Maple brings the curtain down on a wonderful career.

One of our gun mares Rue Maple, has been retired from the track following her 30th race start and prizemoney earnings of $397,572.

A winner of 5 races- with 4 city wins, she also ran many unlucky seconds to quality horses, including a Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes runner-up behind Group 1 Stradbroke winner Mid Summer Music.

ATB’s Darren Dance said "From her 1st start at Swan Hill where she won at good odds and broke the track record as a 2 yr old, to her last start, she always gave her best."

"She was just so honest and had a great following with our clients and the racing public in general."

"She will be missed around Darren Weirs stables l am sure as everyone loved 'Annie'."

Rue Maple will be retained by her partners – ATB and the Gereaux family (who bred her) and will be sent to stud in the next week or so.

We all look forward to racing little Rue Maples in the coming years.

Rue Maple Group Race results

Rue Maple started in four group races during her career and her runner-up up finish in the 2011 Bletchingly Stakes (Gr3) behind Stradbroke winner Mid Summer Music was a great run.

However, her 5th behind Sepoy in the 2011 Manikato Stakes (Gr1) was arguably her finest effort, finishing within two lengths of champion mare More Joyous and Group 1 winning sprinter Buffering in an outstanding run.

5th 30-Sep-11 Moonee Valley 1200m MANIKATO STAKES (Gr1) M Payne 56.5 – 1st Sepoy – 7.4L

6th 13-Aug-11 Caulfield 1200m COCKRAM STAKES (Gr3) M Payne 55.0 – 1st Mid Summer Music – 2.8L

2nd 30-Jul-11 Caulfield 1200m BLETCHINGLY STAKES (Gr3) M Payne 56.5 – 1st Mid Summer Music – 0.1L

15th 14-Aug-10 Caulfield 1200m COCKRAM STAKES (Gr3) D Nikolic 54.0 – 1st Rhythm in Paris – 17.2L

Rue Maple Listed Race results

Rue Maple contested five listed races her one length defeat in the 2011 Sir John Monash Stakes was the highlight.

4th 01-Sep-12 Caulfield 1100m – THE HEATH – M Payne 54.0 – 1st Golden Archer – 4.3L

13th 14-Jul-12 Caulfield 1100m – MONASH STAKES – B Rawiller 56.5 – 1st Platelet – 7.2L

2nd 16-Jul-11 Caulfield 1100m – MONASH STAKES – Michelle Payne 56.5 – Secret Flyer – 1.0L

7th 04-May-11 Warrnambool 1200m – WANGOOM HCP - Jacob Rule 53.0 – 1st Uxorious – 3.9L

12th 05-Nov-09 Flemington 1200m – TCL ELECTRONICS – Luke Nolen 53.0 – 1st Trim – 6.3L

Rue Maple Career Wins

Rue Maple had five victories during her career including 4 city wins. After winning y 4 lengths on debut at Swan Hill she then went on to score four wins in town, including two at Moonee Valley where she always raced well.

WON 21-Apr-12 Caulfield 1100m – 4YO & Up Mares Hcp – D Lane 56.5 – won by 2.3L

WON 24-Jul-10 Moonee Valley 1200m – 3yo Hcp – J Fry 55.0 – won by 1.0L

WON 03-Jul-10 Moonee Valley 1200m – 3yo Fillies Hcp – J Fry 54.5 – won by 3.0L

WON 23-Sep-09 Sandown 1000m 3yo Fillies 0-68 Hcp – J Fry 56.0 – won by 1.3L

WON 31-Jul-09 Swan Hill 975m – 2yo Hcp – Jarrod Fry 56.0 – won by 4.0L

Rue Maple Career Record

Rue Maple had 30 starts for 5 wins and 13 placings and earned $397,572 in prizemoney.

Career: 30-5-9-4 $397,572 Group & Listed: 9-0-2-0 $63,400

1st Up: 4-2-1-0 2nd Up: ''' 4-0-0-2

Good: 5-1-1-1 Dead: 12-1-5-0 Slow: 10-3-3-2 Heavy: 3-0-0-1

Foaling Date: 04 August 2006

Sex: Mare Color: Bay

Sire: Rubiton Dam: Maple Rose

Trainer: Darren Weir

Official Owners: Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock (D & L Dance), Mr N Gereaux, Mr S Gereaux, Mr G Gereaux

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