12/11/2012 4:30PM

Hollywood: Calidoscopio regroups after minor setback

Emily Shields
Calidoscopio wins the Breeders' Cup Marathon at 17-1. He will skip the Hollywood Turf Cup and target the Santa Anita Handicap.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Calidoscopio, the 9-year-old from Argentina who won the Breeders’ Cup Marathon at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 in a 17-1 upset, will miss Saturday’s $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup because of an elevated temperature.

The illness was detected last week and had subsided enough last weekend for the horse to resume light training, trainer Mike Puype said.
The new long-term goal for Calidoscopio is the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita on March 2, with one prep race.

“That leaves me with a little bit of time,” Puype said. “We’re not in a big hurry.”

Calidoscopio won the BC Marathon in his 40th start. The winner of 10 races, including seven group stakes in South America, Calidoscopio has earned $853,154.

John More than 1 year ago
It would sure add to the intrigue and excitement of the race ! They could promote the 2nd coming of John Henry ! Its getting to the point we are having 6 horse fields for $1/2 million dollars, this at least will add something, lets hold our breath !
Jock More than 1 year ago
I hope that he wins the Santa Anita Handicap as I love to see older horses still running? Look at Kelso and Native Diver as they proved it can be done.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Wait. Are you serious? This guy has a runner finish last at 3/5 and now anther horse in his barn gets sick? Typical "Mikey". The ilness was detected last week, and we're just now hearing about it. Call the Stewards this guy must be a cheat and a dirtbag.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Actually none of the above is true. Mike Puype is an outstanding trainer and I would not hesitate to send him a horse myself. JUST MAKING A POINT.
Mario Vargas More than 1 year ago
The animal will be 10 years old! Would he be the oldest horse to ever have started in the Big Cap at age 10? He would definitely be the oldest to win it! Good luck Grandpa!