'Time right' to retire Giofra
Last summer's Falmouth Stakes heroine Giofra has been retired to stud after finishing well beaten in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville.
Alain de Royer-Dupre's five-year-old claimed her solitary Group One victory on Newmarket's July Course last year, beating Elusive Kate in a thrilling finish to a Falmouth run in testing conditions.
She ran creditably when third behind the same rival and Sky Lantern in this year's renewal, but then finished last of 12 as Elusive Kate claimed her fourth Group One haul at Deauville last month.
Royer-Dupre said: "She has left training and gone to stud to become a broodmare. I think the time is right."