03/09/2017 1:46PM

Champagne Room recovering from surgery, no training until June

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Barbara D. Livingston
Champagne Room will be out of training for 90 days following surgery to remove a bone chip.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Champagne Room, the 2016 champion 2-year-old filly, will be out of training until early summer after undergoing surgery to have a bone chip removed from an ankle Wednesday.

Trainer Peter Eurton said Thursday that Champagne Room emerged from the operation with no complications and will be given a 90-day rest before an expected return to training in the second half of June.

“It went very well,” Eurton said. “I’ve had so many comebacks from this type of injury. She’s only 3, and I’d love to run her at 4.”

Eurton said the bone chip was detected after a nuclear scan.

“I do that to catch something that could be devastating,” he said.

Owned by a partnership that includes Sharon Alesia, Joe Ciaglia, and Gulliver Racing, Champagne Room has won 2 of 6 starts and earned $1,310,600. The highlight of her 2-year-old season was an upset win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita.

Last summer, Champagne Room won the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar in her stakes debut. She was third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante last September.

In her only start this year, Champagne Room was third in the Grade 2 Las Virgenes Stakes at a mile Feb. 5 behind Unique Bella, who has emerged as the leading 3-year-old filly in the nation with three graded stakes wins this year.