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Nov 05, 2004

Injury forces Pleasantly Perfect into retirement

By: Sports Network

Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Pleasantly Perfect, coming off a third-place finish in

 the Breeders' Cup Classic, has been retired due to injury. The winner of the 2003 Classic

 suffered an injury to his left hind ankle.

Pleasantly Perfect, trained by Richard Mandella for Diamond A Racing, is expected to

 stand stud at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.

The six-year-old began this year with a win in the $6 million Dubai World Cup and later

won the Pacific Classic. Overall, Pleasantly Perfect won 9-of-18 career starts for more

than $7.7 million, fourth on the all-time earnings list.

In other Breeders' Cup news, 2003 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Six Perfections was also

retired. Owned by the Niarchos Family, Six Perfections finished third in this year's Breeders'

Cup Mile at Lone Star Park.

The four-year-old filly won 6-of-14 lifetime starts for more than $1.8 million. Six Perfections

was trained by Pascal Bary and will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat.

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