Dual Group 1 winner ‘Faint Perfume’ has been retired after connections decided that she should be readied for the next phase of her career in the broodmare paddock.
The four year old mare, trained by Bart Cummings for Dato Tan Chin Nam and Alan and Colleen Jackson, had an outstanding three year old year season winning the Group 1 Crown Oaks in the spring and returned for an autumn campaign, winning the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes.
Faint Perfume was bred by Dato Tan Chin Nam out of his ‘Zabeel’ mare ‘Zona’ and his friends Alan and Colleen Jackson, racing partners in other co-owned horses in the Cummings stable, joined him in the ownership of the mare.
Owner Alan Jackson praised the mare saying, â€œShe put everything into her racing and she has given us and Dato Tan Chin Nam wonderful memories of her wins”,
“She was very brave in the Crown Oaks and her explosive run in the Vinery was breathtaking. We are immensely proud to have raced her and we look forward to breeding from her with Dato Tan Chin Namâ€.
Faint Perfume won five races from 19 starts and with two placings, earning stakes of $1,432,590. She will join the broodmare band at Dato Tan Chin Nam’s Think Big Stud in the NSW Southern Highlands.
Written by Isaac Chaplin