07/27/2012 4:49PM

Del Mar: Quiet Oasis turned out

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Quiet Oasis, with Mario Gutierrez riding, wins the Royal Heroine.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Quiet Oasis, the winner of two graded stakes for turf females at Hollywood Park earlier this year, has been turned out for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery to have a bone chip removed from a knee, trainer Ben Cecil said.

“She’s out for three months and won’t run again until next year,” Cecil said.

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Owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam, Quiet Oasis, 4, won the Grade 3 Wilshire Handicap in April, finished second to Belle Royale in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes in May, and won the Grade 2 Royal Heroine Stakes in July.

She was considered a candidate for the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park on Aug. 18 before the injury was diagnosed.

The absence of Quiet Oasis is the second major defection from the division in recent weeks. Belle Royale was retired earlier this month because of a tendon injury detected after the Gamely.