11/18/2012 5:52PM

Hollywood Park: Eblouissante may run again before racing shifts to Santa Anita

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Eblouissante, a half-sister to the great Zenyatta, may run again before Santa Anita opens Dec. 26 if trainer John Shirreffs can find an appropriate first-level allowance for the filly.

Eblouissante, a half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta and a maiden race winner in her debut last Friday, may start again before the current meeting at Betfair Hollywood Park ends on Dec. 16.

Trainer John Shirreffs said he would prefer to run the 3-year-old filly at Hollywood Park instead of in the opening days of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting that begins on Dec. 26.

“I’d rather run here,” he said. “We’d like to see that.”

Owned by breeder Eric Kronfeld, Eblouissante, by Bernardini, won her debut in a maiden race over 1 1/16 miles by 4 1/4 lengths. Her next start would be a first-level allowance.

Shirreffs described Eblouissante’s post-race condition as good.

“She was a bit tired, but normal,” he said. “She didn’t look worse for the wear.”

Robert Henry More than 1 year ago
her name means dazzling or sparkling... id say ebby will end up racing at a few diff. places u lucky californians.... didnt sound like shireffs was too thrilled with how she came out of the race... concerning? hope not
Gunner More than 1 year ago
Can certainly understand why her connections would want to run her back at her home base. It just makes sense. And if a race fills, let me make a suggestion for those in the Arcadia area that may want to see her in the flesh; drive. Let's see: From Santa Anita Park head southwest on W Huntington Dr toward Civic Center Pl. Hang a right onto S Baldwin Ave and merge onto I-210 W via the ramp to Pasadena and continue to Ca-134. Take exit 13B toward CA-110/Del Mar Blvd/California Blvd and merge onto CA-110 S/State Hwy 110 S. Go on to I-110 S. Take exit 14A for I-105 W toward Lax Airport . Once on 105 W take the Prairie Ave exit and hook a left. Hollywood Park will be on the right #1050. About 35 miles – not too tough. Go see her.
Wesley Wright More than 1 year ago
It's real nice to see the connections take their time with her. She looks like she has tons of talent. I wonder why they did not use Mike Smith for her debut.
Pom De Terre More than 1 year ago
that was my original question. i wanted her to have the best chance . i guess i underestimated corey and will be the first to admit that.
Dave Schuler More than 1 year ago
WE May Be Looking At A Coming Champ-She Has The Genes_All The Best-(I Wounder If Mike Is Coming)??-lolk-DS
Chantal Smithless More than 1 year ago
Did you mean Mike Smith? If so I think that if Ebby and Corey "mesh" John should stick with him. Mike already has too many "irons in the fire" with other firm commitments.
Pom De Terre More than 1 year ago
stupid is as stupid does
Gj Ubar More than 1 year ago
I sure hope we eventually get to see her run at Santa Anita. Would be a disappointment if she didn't.
Pom De Terre More than 1 year ago
she will run where it is best for HER to run, NOT where it is easiest for you to see her run. put some trust in her trainer.
stormkittykat More than 1 year ago
The name is French for "dazzling" like her performance.
David Garcia Hernandez More than 1 year ago
It will very hard to be as good as her 1/2 sis. but very exciting to follow the family for all of us fans, welcome and good luck (Eblouissante),by the way if anyone knows anything about the name , thks
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
David, Eblouissante's name is French, which, translated into English, means "dazzling". It's a lovely name with a wonderful meaning.
Luis Hernandez More than 1 year ago
David ....quiere decir resplandeciente ....en español.