11/28/2012 6:15PM

Hollywood Park notes: Power Broker, in need of a few more pounds, to sit out until 2013

Benoit & Associates
Power Broker, winning the Grade 1 FrontRunner at Santa Anita in October, "needs to fill out," according to trainer Bob Baffert.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Power Broker, winner of the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes in October and fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 3, will not start again until 2013, trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday.

A winner of 1 of 5 starts, all for owners Gary and Mary West, Power Broker is in need of a break to gain weight, the trainer said.

“He needs to fill out,” Baffert said. “He’s a very light horse.”

The decision not to start Power Broker for the rest of the year will keep the colt out of the $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park on Dec. 15.

Baffert expects to have several runners in the race, but said Wednesday that he has not decided which of his 2-year-olds will run. Possibles include Really Mr Greely, winner of the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes on Nov. 22, and Title Contender, who finished eighth in the BC Juvenile.

Plans have not been finalized for the Baffert-trained Carving, winner of the Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood Park on Nov. 10. Co-owned by Olympic skier Bode Miller, Carving would have to be supplemented to the CashCall Futurity for $15,000 on Dec. 12.

O’Neill said that He’s Had Enough, second to division leader Shanghai Bobby in the BC Juvenile, is on schedule for the CashCall Futurity.

Den’s Legacy staying on grass

Den’s Legacy, winner of the Grade 3 Generous Stakes last Saturday, is likely to stay on turf, Baffert said.

Baffert said the Eddie Logan Stakes over a mile on turf, which is typically run in late December, is the next goal for Den’s Legacy, a winner of 2 of 7 starts and $161,350. Den’s Legacy was second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview at Santa Anita.

Owned by Westrock Stables, Den’s Legacy closed from fourth in a field of 10 to win the Generous Stakes by a half-length in 1:36.32 for the mile.

O’Neill fined $1,000

O’Neill was fined $1,000 by Hollywood Park stewards last Sunday for working the 2-year-old South Floyd on Nov. 4, two days after the colt was scratched from the BC Juvenile Sprint.

South Floyd was withdrawn during the warmup of the BC Juvenile Sprint after he was found to be lame in his left foreleg, according to veterinarians working for the Breeders’ Cup that day. As a result, South Floyd was placed on the California Horse Racing Board’s vet’s list.

Horses on the vet’s list are not allowed to work for three days after they have been scratched.

John More than 1 year ago
Can someone tell me why the CHRB continues to have the Quinella wager, at an outlandish takeout, and tiny pools and they did away with the ParLay which churns money thruout the day ! I sit with about 10 seniors, who come to the races with limited funds, on a fixed income, who love the ParLays, when available, they can sit all day on their $50 and churn their money ! COME ON CHRB, wake up, stop being so disfunctional and GREEDY ! %24 INSANE FOOLS !
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
You are right, that was a fine ride by Gomez aboard Den's Legacy.
laura ban More than 1 year ago
That's good common sense! Giving Power Broker the chance to fill out is the best news from Mr. Baffert. He looks like a very nice colt that just needs a little time.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Nice to see GOOD DECISIONS from Baffert..this colt with Rolling Fog are his best two IMO...Doug should be more careful as I believe he is still on probation..until I see another drug positive I'll give him the second chance he has earned. Was nice knowing he did some volunteer work..and all negatives aside he knows horses..up to him to do the right thing.
Deana Holbrook More than 1 year ago
O'Neill should be banned from Horse Racing!! Milkshaking, Injured Horses... He gives it a bad name.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
You are uninformed and dillusional. Please stop believing everything you hear. Doug O'neill is a fine trainer.
Josh More than 1 year ago
I second Big Jeff, you hear what the media is willing to put out there. O'niell is a very good trainer.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
Good move Bob with Powerbroker.
Lexi More than 1 year ago
O'Neill overworking an injured horse. Huh, imagine that!!!
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
I didn't see where it said he "overworked the horse".