02/12/2013 5:24PM

Santa Anita: Eblouissante has bruised foot, may miss Santa Margarita

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Eblouissante suffered a foot bruise following a win in an optional claimer last month.

Eblouissante, a 4-year-old half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, may have her stakes debut postponed after being diagnosed with a bruised foot following a win in an optional claimer last month.

Trainer John Shirreffs said that Eblouissante recently resumed galloping after a brief break. He was unsure whether Eblouissante could start in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational over 1 1/8 miles on March 16.

“I think we’ll have to wait and see how she works,” Shirreffs said.

“We’ll gallop her a week before we work her and get her back in her routine.”

Owned by breeder Eric Kronfeld, Eblouissante has won her first two starts, including a maiden race at Hollywood Park in November and an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Jan. 17.

Bryan Tripoli More than 1 year ago
She has a stubbed toe. No big deal. Hope to see her in some big races this year!!
Billy Spathanas More than 1 year ago
I am sure connections dont mind skipping an Entry if they dont feel good about it. For sure they fix and find her next race at history soon. Good Luck to all and Go Eblouissante.
Daddy More than 1 year ago
it is something very normal (Bruised Foot) with race horses i have worked with john a long time and know this personally it is just that ebby is under the publics microscope so early in her career. Relax people she will be just fine!
Kenneth Ottosson More than 1 year ago
Its sad to hear and maybe the last race was to early for Eblouissante? I know at some young horses as her need time to grow and be finished. As the trainer also know so a xray about the foot so they can see how much is left to grow! I have heard about this before and check it up!
Rick Baldwin More than 1 year ago
That could very well be,but we'll see,won't we?
Bryan Tripoli More than 1 year ago
She bruised her foot. It's like stubbing ur toe. It happens. It's Gna happen again. It could happen tomorrow. Doesn't matter if she's woulda waited 6 months between starts or 6 days
catinabox More than 1 year ago
Ebby seems to be quite the delicate flower... maybe the Bernardini/Vertigneaux cross isn't a very strong one.
Chantal Smithless More than 1 year ago
That is really just bad luck for Mr. Kronfeld and John. And of course for all of us that were so looking forward to seeing her again we are disappointed. But (as an earlier post pointed out) thank goodness she is under the watchful eye of someone like John Shirreffs so we can be assured that she will never step foot on a track unless she is 100%. Get well soon, Ebby. We'll all still be here when you race the next time!
Jim Fields More than 1 year ago
Patience is a virtue that few of us are blessed with (including yours truly), and usually in the end, it pays off.
John More than 1 year ago
She couldnt be in better hands, thank goodness she isnt under Bafferts care, she would be in for $10,000 tomorrow !
Billy Spathanas More than 1 year ago
Ouch , if Bafferts reads this, that would hurt hard....Ouch again.....
Terri Bey More than 1 year ago
Get well soon. Love you, Ebby
Happy Harriet More than 1 year ago
Be well, Ebby!