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Star sprinter Sunlight has run her last race. (Getty)

Star Sprinter Sunlight Has Been Retired

Three-time group one winning sprinter Sunlight has run her last race with connections retiring the four-year-old daughter of Zoustar following disappointing efforts in both the Sangster and last Saturday's Goodwood at Morphettville.

A winner of more than $6.5 million in prize money with her first major coming via the 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic at the Gold Coast, Sunlight will be sold at the Magic Millions National Broodmare sale in July.

Via a recent media release by McEvoy Mitchell Racing, part owner Robyn Parker spoke on the call to retire the champion.

"We all agreed retirement was the right decision for Sunlight, " Mrs Parker said.

"Her three years of racing has passed in the twinkling of an eye and now we look forward to following her new life as a broodmare."

Tony McEvoy, who selected Sunlight at the 2017 Gold Coast Yearling Sale for an all female syndicate, said it was a privilege to train Sunlight.

"What a great mare," McEvoy said.

"As a racehorse she had it all - a great attitude, honesty, temperament - but perhaps most importantly a toughness, which you need to be successful in any walk of life.

"Sunlight has been a champion mare for McEvoy Mitchell Racing and has continually taken us to the pinnacle of Australian racing."

Sunlight now heads to Widden Stud where she will be prepared for July's Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

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