03/22/2017 12:20PM

Champagne Room will continue to race

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Barbara D. Livingston
Champagne Room won't be retired yet and will have a 2017 campaign.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will resume training this summer after a 90-day break to recover from recent surgery to remove a bone chip from an ankle.

Trainer Peter Eurton said on Wednesday that Champagne Room’s owners have opted to leave the filly in training after considering retiring and breeding her.

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Champagne Room has won 2 of 6 starts and earned $1,310,600 for a group that includes Sharon Alesia, Joe Ciaglia, and Gulliver Racing. Champagne Room won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita last November and the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar last summer.

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

◗ Silent Bird, the winner of the Damascus Stakes at Santa Anita last November, will not race until the summer, trainer Mark Glatt said on Wednesday. Silent Bird won an optional claimer at Santa Anita in early January and finished fourth in the Grade 1 Triple Bend Stakes on March 11, ending a five-race winning streak.

“He’ll be pointed for Del Mar this summer,” Glatt said.