Phoenix Thoroughbreds 2018 Queen Mary winner, Signora Cabello has been retired and will now take up broodmare duties for the innovative investment fund.
A flagbearer for the Dubai based group during her two-year-old career, the daughter of leading sire Camacho followed up her Royal Ascot success by landing the Group Two Prix Robert Papin before running an excellent second to Pretty Pollyanna in the Group One Prix Morny. Overall she won four races, three at stakes level having also taken the Listed Marygate Stakes at York, winning over £236,000 in prize-money while under the guidance of Yorkshire based trainer John Quinn.
She will always be a big part of Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ history with her victory at Royal Ascot viewed as a watershed moment for the ownership group confirming their presence on the World stage.
“She was our first Royal Ascot winner,” Said Phoenix Thoroughbreds CEO Amer Abdulaziz. “It’s no exaggeration to say at the time that result was more important than winning any Derby in the World. Everyone watches Royal Ascot, and it put us on the map, especially in Britain. She has been an excellent filly for us, and we thank John and his team for all the brilliant work they did with her. I’m sure she’ll make an outstanding broodmare, and we look forward to welcoming her first progeny.”
Originally, purchased at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2017 Signora Cabello is out of winning mare Journalist and a half-sister to winners La Presse, Emirates Girl and Plagiarism. She also hails from the same family as world-class sprinter Kingsgate Native and 1000 Guineas winner Las Meninas.