05/23/2013 5:11PM

Belmont Park: Fever kept Eblouissante out of Ogden Phipps

Shigeki Kikkawa
Eblouissante will miss Monday's Ogden Phipps Handicap because of a fever but might run next in the July 20 Shuvee Handicap.

When John Shirreffs shipped Eblouissante from Southern California to New York last month, he was hoping to have Zenyatta’s younger half-sister ready for Monday’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap.

But Eblouissante developed a temperature shortly after her arrival, Shirreffs said Thursday, which is why she didn’t make it back to the work tab until Wednesday.

“She got real dehydrated when she first got here,” Shirreffs said. “She got a temperature about two days after she got here.”

Shirreffs said Eblouissante missed about five days of training. After missing the Phipps, Shirreffs said he doesn’t have “any specific plans” for the filly, though the Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga on July 20 could be a target.

Meanwhile, Shirreffs will start his first horse at the meet Sunday with the 3-year-old maiden filly Poster Girl in a 1 1/16-mile turf race.

therealdubwhite More than 1 year ago
Wonder if this horse will run again in 2013. Seems anything and everything in the world hinders her. Hmmmmmmmm
Delrene Sims More than 1 year ago
Glad she is feeling better and kudos to her wonderful trainer for doing right by "Princess Ebby". We miss all of you in Ca. Good luck with all your horses on the east coast.
Carolyn Barg More than 1 year ago
My sentiments exactly, Delrene. Thank you.
lisa More than 1 year ago
Princess Ebby, moving and the stress of it all. Be healthy girl, we love you, and take your time doing what you gotta do.
Judy Maass Gadwood More than 1 year ago
I'm happy to read she is feeling better. I got her workout notice this weeks, so that was good news. Hang in there Ebby XO
Kathy Cooper More than 1 year ago
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Merrily Fantus More than 1 year ago
. Probably Eddy caught cold on the plane. Make sure she flys with a winter weight blanket. Hope she feels well soon.
aelafave More than 1 year ago
Proof that all the talent in the world can still be hindered by pure bad luck!