08/16/2012 2:51PM

Del Mar: Acclamation sidelined at least until the end of the month

Shigeki Kikkawa
Acclamation is “not sore,” said owner Bud Johnston. “You can put the tack on him and jog him, but he’ll miss some time.”

DEL MAR, Calif.– Acclamation will be out of training for the next few weeks while evaluations continue on the cause of inflammation in a foreleg that prevent him from starting in the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Aug. 26.

Thursday morning at trainer Don Warren’s barn, Acclamation stood quietly at the back of his stall with his forelegs wrapped in ice bandages. Owner Bud Johnston said that Acclamation’s injury, inflammation below an ankle, is not severe, but will keep the 6-year-old out of training at least through August.

“He’s not sore,” he said. “You can put the tack on him and jog him, but he’ll miss some time and we can’t run in the Classic.

“Fortunately, it’s not real serious, but it will keep us from training for the next two or three weeks.”

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The champion older male of 2011, Acclamation won the 2011 Pacific Classic and was a top contender to defend his title. The inflammation was detected earlier this week and did not subside through the week.

Acclamation is unbeaten in his last seven starts, all stakes. In his career, Acclamation has won 11 of 30 starts and $1,958,048.