Paris (France-TROT)-- She'd won France's highest level races. But after being operated twice, she showed some difficulty getting back to her highest degree of form.Mark Kentell / (CLICK TO VIEW)

Her trainer Thierry Duvaldestin took the decision on Wednesday to put an end to Pearl Queen's career, after seeing the vet for a decisive check-up.

Pearl Queen, by Carpe Diem and Feeline Queen, had raced 40 times for 23 wins, including an impressive series of 14 victories in a row in 2006, 6 Group I races, and a purse of 1 366 130 euros!

She will now head for the stud, where she will be sired by Qualmio De Vandel, and start a new career as a broodmare