08/12/2013 12:56PM

Del Mar: Midnight Lucky out for year

Barbara D. Livingston
Midnight Lucky, winning the Acorn Stakes at Belmont, will get turned out for 90 days.

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DEL MAR, Calif. - Midnight Lucky, winner of the Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont Park earlier this year, will not race again as a 3-year-old owing to bone bruising, her trainer, Bob Baffert, said Monday morning.

“She got jammed up, wasn’t moving right,” Baffert said.

Midnight Lucky had been scheduled to run in a pair of Grade 1 sprint stakes at Saratoga this summer – the Prioress and the Test – but she skipped the Prioress with what Baffert originally believed was merely a foot bruise following a half-mile work in 46 seconds at Del Mar on July 21. She has not worked since.

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“She’s going to need 90 days off,” Baffert said. “She’s back up at Hollywood Park now, but she’ll get turned out. She’ll miss the rest of the year.”

Midnight Lucky has won three times in four starts, her lone loss coming in the Kentucky Oaks.

Another fleet 3-year-old filly of Baffert’s, Socialbug, has just returned to light training after taking ill following a powerful debut win against maidens at Del Mar on July 21. Socialbug, a daughter of Curlin, is a half-sister to Midnight Lute, the sire of Midnight Lucky.

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