03/16/2012 1:39PM

Santa Anita: Vision in Gold nursing injury


Vision in Gold missed the Santa Margarita Stakes on Saturday because she is still nursing an injury. She most recently finished in a dead heat for second in the Santa Maria Stakes, a race she won in 2011.

“At first, I thought it was a foot, but after going over her, it seems like it’s up in her shoulder,” said Ron Ellis, who trains Vision in Gold. “She’s still with me at Hollywood Park.”

Ellis said plans are on hold for Vision in Gold until he can determine what is wrong with her.

Vision in Gold has made just two starts since returning from a 10-month layoff.

◗ Ron Blonien, a well-known lobbyist who represented several racing-related organizations in California, died Tuesday from an apparent heart attack, according to a press release from Los Alamitos. Blonien did work for 22 years for Los Alamitos, whose owner, Ed Allred, called Blonien “a total good guy and a good friend.”