01/27/2013 1:24PM

Santa Anita: CashCall Futurity runner-up Fury Kapcori will miss Robert Lewis Stakes

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Shigeki Kikkawa
An unspecified injury will prevent Fury Kapcori from running in Saturday's Robert Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds.

ARCADIA, Calif.- Fury Kapcori, second in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park in December, will miss the $200,000 Robert Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita this Saturday, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Sunday.

“He’s got a little problem,” Hollendorfer said. “It might cost him a little time.”

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Hollendorfer did not elaborate on what will keep Fury Kapcori out of the Lewis or how much training or racing the Tiznow colt will miss.

Owned by a partnership that includes Hollendorfer, Fury Kapcori has won 2 of 5 starts and $221,000. By Tiznow, he won the Charlie Palmer Futurity at the Big Fresno Fair in October and was second in two stakes at Hollywood in the fall – the Real Quiet Stakes and the CashCall Futurity.

In the CashCall Futurity, Fury Kapcori led or disputed the pace and was beaten 1 1/4 lengths by the highly regarded Violence.

Fury Kapcori had been working steadily through January, including six furlongs in 1:12:40 at Hollywood Park on Jan. 19.

The Grade 2 Lewis Stakes is run over 1 1/16 miles and is a key prep for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 6. The race is led by He’s Had Enough, second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile here in November, and Flashback, a sharp maiden race winner at Hollywood Park in December.

The race is not expected to draw a large field.

 

Dean More than 1 year ago
What a Joke the Lewis Stake is this year!! 2 horses nominated a last out Maiden winner and Woodbine Shipper....Great race!!
Jordan More than 1 year ago
Loved Fury Kapcori's effort in the Hollywood Futurity. He was up in a 4-way battle for the lead through fractions that were extremely fast for Hollywood. The other speed wilted, with the best finish aside from Kapcori coming from Oxbow, who was a distant 4th. And Oxbow came back to destroy a grade 3 field last weekend. So, really disappointing news about Fury Kapcori.
Csun More than 1 year ago
Why was the icon, Jimmy "The Hat" Allard, removed from his table at The Frontrunner? He deserves the best table in the house at SA. Huge tipper, lots of great ideas and avid supporter of California racing. Things haven't been the same since Big Vern left, but The Hat and his crew deserve better.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Icon?
Guy More than 1 year ago
Csu, are you related to Jimmy The Hat ? And he is an icon of what? and who cares if he was removed from his table at wherever. Get a life fella/
Gerardo Helguera More than 1 year ago
I got great ideas to promote racing in Cali but doubt I can get the chance.
JDS0810 More than 1 year ago
What do you mean he got "removed"? As in he was asked to leave?
John Piassek More than 1 year ago
“He’s got a little problem,” Hollendorfer said. “It might cost him a little time.” Hollendorfer did not elaborate on what will keep Fury Kapcori out of the Lewis or how much training or racing the Tiznow colt will miss. Thanks for being honest with the public, Jerry.
John Nicoletti More than 1 year ago
A little problem.? Baloney. Thoroughbreds, never a little problem. I speak from experience. If he cannot race, and, to use his words,"It might cost him a little time", we're talking some serious issues. I respect the fact, that they will give him time to recover from whatever his problem is, but be a little more upfront with the public. Been there and done that.
Gunner More than 1 year ago
So we have a definition problem: a little problem to a Hall o Famer is different than your definition. The horse is NOT being retired - just being given time off - so how major can it be? Regardless, you must understand that the modern day fan is in the mushroom class. i.e. - keep them in the dark and feed **it to them. If you've "been there and done that", you should also have the tee-shirt!!!
David Rose More than 1 year ago
Our only to needs to be upfront with his owner! He doesn't owe the public anything in regards to what the reason of the setback is! I know ur an owner John, but for god sakes man, would u really want him telling it public what is wrong with YOUR horse????
David Rose More than 1 year ago
It's not ur horse john! Jerry doesn't owe u any specifics as to what the problem is with their horse! He has already gone above and beyond by telling u that the horse needs a little break and they're putting the horses safety first!
John Piassek More than 1 year ago
Sorry I just want honesty and accountability from trainers. Y'know, in the NFL and MLB, every team is required to send out injury reports of each players. I would like something similar in racing.
Tracy McCarthy More than 1 year ago
So pay the horses' bills', then.
Gerardo Helguera More than 1 year ago
Fury Kapcori trains at Hollywood park not SA
Biggar W More than 1 year ago
We can't let facts get in the way of promoting our point of view.
Guy More than 1 year ago
Never said he didn't. Pay attention fella.
Jordan More than 1 year ago
Then why bring up how horses are dropping like flies at Santa Anita? If you knew that the horse trains at Hollywood, why would you post a comment about the condition of the Santa Anita maintrack? What does that have to do with the horse's injury or with the vagueness of Hollendorfer? Either Gerardo caught you with foot in mouth or you simply decided to use this article to launch into your favorite off-topic subject, the danger of Santa Anita's maintrack. Listen, it's good that folks like you are paying close attention to the level of injuries being suffered by horses at tracks like Santa Anita. I'm certainly in favor of trying to make this sport as safe as possible. But you are really working to bring up the safety concerns at Santa Anita in these comment sections, even when the subject isn't really connected to racing at Santa Anita. I get where you're coming from, and your point has been taken.
Guy More than 1 year ago
Nobody is covering the unacceptable injuries that are happening everyday at Santa Anita Jordan. I will post about that wherever I want. Maybe someone will see it and get it ALL out in the open.
Matt More than 1 year ago
Get out of here Guy! Every comment you post is crying or complaining about something.....lil fella
Jordan More than 1 year ago
If Santa Anita or the CHRB gave you executive power to address safety issues, what are some of the things you would propose? Change the SA surface? Change medication policies? Tougher punishment for meds violations? More/better vets? Improved preventative diagnostics and treatment? More data collection and statistical analysis to identify the causes of injuries? Comprehensive study of racing surfaces as it concerns injuries? Fundamentally altering breeding norms to emphasize soundness over fragile brilliance? I get that there can't be a solution until we recognize that there's a problem, but recognizing that there's a problem is merely the first step of a complex process.
Guy More than 1 year ago
They are dropping like flies at the Santa Anita Death Track...in races, in the morning, the track is awful and nobody is covering the carnage going on daily at Santa Anita. California Horse Racing ...keep it classy babe.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Yaaaaaawwwwwnn.
Guy More than 1 year ago
Is that YOU Jeffy Mullins?
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Now you make sense....Mullins should be in jail, Along with guys like Dutrow and Shuman.
Matt More than 1 year ago
you're a CLOWN!
Tracy McCarthy More than 1 year ago
Blue Chevy Syndrome...