03/24/2013 2:19PM

Santa Anita: No Kentucky Oaks for Executiveprivilege

Barbara D. Livingston
Executiveprivilege has been unable to work out since March 4 due to chronic problems with a quarter crack.

ARCADIA, Calif. – The 2013 campaign of top 3-year-old filly Executiveprivilege continues to be postponed, and Sunday morning trainer Bob Baffert ruled out the first major objective of spring.

“I don’t see her making the Kentucky Oaks,” Baffert said. “I’ve just been training her lightly, with her feet.”

As a 2-year-old, Executiveprivilege won 5 of 7, including two Grade 1’s, but her winter campaign has not started due to quarter cracks. With only six weeks to the Kentucky Oaks, time has all but run out. Executiveprivilege has not started since December and has not worked since March 4.

Baffert’s graded stakes-winning filly Fiftyshadesofhay also lost time due to quarter cracks.

“I missed four or five days,” Baffert said.

Despite the interruption, plans call for Fiftyshadesofhay to take on Beholder in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 6.

Fiftyshadesofhay finished second in the Las Virgenes on March 2, and has not worked since. Fiftyshadesofhay has won two of seven including the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes.



Jordan More than 1 year ago
As we watched the BC Juvenile Fillies, a friend and I both commented that Executiveprivilege's drifitng in the stretch was likely an indication that a fairly aggressive campaign had taken its toll and that we wouldn't be surprised if she was sent to the sidelines. Maybe had they stopped on her then, things would've been ok. But with an Eclipse on the line, they ran her in the Starlet, and to no surprise to myself, she ran out of the money. No shocker she's now on the bench. But hindsight is 20-20.
redboy More than 1 year ago
Has raced 7x including multiple G1, as a 2yo she definitely could use some extended time off.Good call.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
This case and that of Calidoscopio should be brought before the Cali Racing Board. There is no excuse for running a horse that ain't right - none.
Elijah Allison More than 1 year ago
Wow did something happen to calidiscopio?
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Enter his name in that search box at upper right. Puype ran him sore in Tokyo City Cup.
ECarlos727 More than 1 year ago
Beholder is a monster over executive, it's a great move by Baffert the sport needs horses that keep running and people become attached to and this filly can have a west coast contingency come November if she runs at the spa during the summer, and makes some rivalries on the east coast.
Richard Luke More than 1 year ago
Good call bob
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
I hear Dr. Fraley works WONDERS with hooves. Just ask Paynter
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
He could stay busy in Cali - I just read the Scopio story... Are NY, NJ outfits starting to ship?
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Most start this week back to Kentucky, NY, Fairhill, Jersey guys usually wait a little longer.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Oh man... Say it isn't so.