06/21/2012 4:12PM

Hollywood Park: Zazu out till the fall

Barbara D. Livingston
Zazu was scratched from the Vanity.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Zazu, the winner of three graded stakes in 2011, is out of training until later this summer after a nuclear scan test taken earlier this week showed stress on a tibia, trainer John Sadler said on Thursday.

Zazu was entered for the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 16, but did not start after she was reported to be “off behind” in the days before the race.

Sadler said on Thursday that Zazu could return to racing by the start of the Santa Anita autumn meeting, with the hope that she can start in late September or early October in advance of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic there on Nov. 2.

“We’re planning a fall campaign,” he said. “I’m optimistic that we can get her back.”

Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zazu has made one start this year, finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Marjorie Everett Handicap in May. Last year, she won two Grade 1 stakes – the Las Virgenes Stakes and Lady’s Secret Stakes – as well as the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks. She was taken out of training last October, in advance of the BC Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs, because of a shoulder injury.

A 4-year-old, Zazu has won 4 of 12 starts and $691,985.

Brian Ho More than 1 year ago
I doubt how much her ability remains or how long for her to be able to be fully recovered. Seems like she had been injured every time in the news. Or should I just say she is lucky not to have injured her ankles or knees this time? Hope she can recover and go for the Breeders Cup 100% fit
Delrene Sims More than 1 year ago
Get well soon, Zazu - You are just such a pretty girl!!!! We wish you the very best.
William Kelly More than 1 year ago
To Chris: What kind of "immediate and concerted attention" would keep athletes (race horses) from being injured?
Chris Szabo More than 1 year ago
Zasu's career is in doubt now, too. Somebody should be tallying up the names of all the prominent horses either euthanized or taken out of training because of injury over the last few years, because maybe then more people would take notice and see that there are serious issues going on, which require immediate and concerted attention.
ECarlos727 More than 1 year ago
You must be a clown for a living ( not a good one at that). How many horses in the industry have long and great careers in racing and at the farms breeding. Maybe once you tally all those names up first then get back to the rest of the us who appreciate horse racing for the sport it is and not some hack filled haters like you.
Suzanne Thomas More than 1 year ago
No need to trash, Carlos. You can make your point without spewing venom.
Frederick Jones More than 1 year ago
You can't even spell a four letter name correctly. You're an idiot.
ECarlos727 More than 1 year ago
Sorry I didn't use spell check for every post. Now go check you emails for misspelled words before you come off as a bigger a hole that you are. The point stays the same and you got it, and the only thing you have to get back at me is a misspelled word.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Screw that B Cup John... Her value is there already.