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Champion filly Treve not retiring going for 3rd Arc in 2015

Horse Racing Champion filly Treve not retiring going for 3rd Arc

Criquette Head-Maarek's outstanding filly had been set to retire to become a broodmare after she brilliantly claimed a second consecutive Arc last Sunday.

But the four-year-old's owner, Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, has undergone a dramatic volte-face, with Treve to continue racing in 2015 with a view to an historic tilt at winning Europe's premier race a third time.

"The dust had to settle. I was the first to say after the Arc that she would definitely be retiring but the Sheikh and his family have gone to see the filly with Criquette and the subject has come back up again," Harry Herbert, racing manager for the Sheikh's Al Shaqab racing operation, told Racing UK.

"At the end of the day what an amazing thing to do. She is sound and well and has put in an extraordinary performance.

"She should be given the chance to create history."

Treve will not run again this season and will spend the winter at the Head family's stud, Haras du Quesnay, in Normandy.

The daughter of Motivator will then head back to her Chantilly stables in February, with a view to returning to the track early next summer.

Herbert added: "Her well-being is of paramount importance to all of us, everything will be in the best interests of the filly.

"She will have a very limited five-year-old year, trained specifically for the Arc.

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