Peter Brant’s Kentucky-bred Regal Glory closed out her exceptional racing career with a second straight win in Del Mar’s Matriarch Stakes (G1) on Sunday, Dec. 4. The 6-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom ran away from her rivals in the one-mile event, scoring by 5 ¼ lengths in 1:33.60, the second-fastest time of the race since it was shifted to Del Mar nine years ago.

Ridden by Flavien Prat, Regal Glory is trained by Chad Brown. With the win, Regal Glory closes out her racing career with 13 wins from 23 lifetime starts, having amassed earnings of $2,619,134.

“My mare had to run her race,” said Flavien Prat. “Once she got going, I knew we were going to be all right.”

Jose Hernandez, assistant trainer to Chad Brown, said of Regal Glory, “She broke a little slow and he (Prat) tried to relax her on the backside, but I didn’t worry about it. Those kinds of fillies just kick off and it was amazing. We’re going to miss her. We’ve had a lot of nice moments, a lot of nice races.”

Bred in Kentucky by the late Paul Pompa, Regal Glory also numbers among her Grade 1 victories, this year’s Just a Game S. (G1), the Jenny Wiley S. (G1), and last year’s Matriarch S. (G1). She is produced from the More Than Ready mare Mary’s Follies and was a $925,000 graduate of last year’s Keeneland January Sale where she was acquired by Brant’s White Birch Farm.