Perth mare postpones retirement

Terminado is playing a lone hand for former Sunspeed stallion The Medic.  The veteran mare took 18 starts to win a maiden but Saturday’s front-running victory in the Playeronline Hcp (1400m) at Belmont sent her earnings past $200,000.

Terminado (8m The Medic – Rare Idol by Marshua’s Dancer) is trained at Upper Swan by Duncan Wilson for the Glencora Stud syndicate.  “It was a fantastic effort and she was rated well in front by Natasha (Fathfull),” Wilson said.  “She will be a long time retired and we will keep racing her while she keeps winning.”

Her sire The Medic was only lightly used prior to his final season at stud in 2004.  His most recent winner – apart from Terminado – was Hippocrates at Northam back in July 2009.

The Medic was a stakes winner of the LR Placid Ark Stakes, LR Raconteur Stakes and G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic in 1996.  After completing the Ascot 3YO Triple Crown, he travelled east to finish an unlucky second in a Listed event down the straight at Flemington

The Medic was one of a half-dozen stakes winners sired by USA import Medical Man.  The best of them was G1 Railway Stakes winner Medicine Kid.

Medical Man was one of the few – if not the only – son of Dr Fager at stud in Australia.  Former WATC committeeman John Rosenthal brought him out here to stand at Fairfields Stud.