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.

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