01/13/2013 5:04PM

Santa Anita: Zenyatta's sister Eblouissante set to make second start Thursday

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Eblouissante, who won her career debut in November, is entered in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer in Thursday's seventh race at Santa Anita.

Eblouissante, a half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is entered in a first-level optional $40,000 claimer over 1 1/16 miles in Thursday’s seventh race at Santa Anita.

Trained by John Shirreffs for breeder Eric Kronfeld, Eblouissante is part of a field of five. A 4-year-old filly, Eblouissante has made one start, winning a maiden race over 1 1/16 miles at Betfair Hollywood Park on Nov. 16. She was entered in an optional claimer at Hollywood Park on Dec. 15, but was scratched 30 minutes before the race after striking her hip on a door in the receiving barn.

In Thursday’s race, Eblouissante faces Double Ante, Viva Carina, Folk Dancer, and Pink Blossom.

Corey Nakatani has the mount on Eblouissante. He was aboard for her win against maidens.

Jim Fields More than 1 year ago
Very impressive first out, I think the second out will be more impressive. My question is, she had 45 works before her first race, is that true and is that a record? and how many races will that keep her from running? They always say that patience is the greatest attribute of a great trainer, is John the modern day Job?
John More than 1 year ago
Could this be the SHOWVIVOR "bombshell"?
Jeff Koerner More than 1 year ago
IT WILL GROW....................I CAN WAIT.......................JK
ron breton More than 1 year ago
IF a trainer brings a horse out to win the FIRST time and expects to win the second time then why don't the rest of his horses expect the same....us handi cappers know differant......shirreffs,,,i hope she wins .....than your not paying attention to the rest of your stable .......owner and money i quess........I think she will lose....She is not ZEN
Pom De Terre More than 1 year ago
huh?
John Flynn More than 1 year ago
This Is Not Her Full Sister!!! Does it really make for good copy???
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
No. it's not. But big deal. Are you out of things to complain about?
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Half's close enough. She'll make her own name. Gotta wonder why some can't separate a beautiful horse from a gambling strategy.
catinabox More than 1 year ago
Ever heard of Balance? Zenyatta's OTHER HALF sister who earned over $1 million? Won multiple graded Stakes races? It's the bottom line that counts in breeding race horses and Vertigneaux has produced stakes winners. Look at Barbaro's FULL brothers, none of them amounted to a hill of beans.
Daniel Garcia More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Horse!
catinabox More than 1 year ago
Run Ebby Run!
russell More than 1 year ago
Chris I do agree. Its really a waste of money to be giving the purses that Aqudump offers. The purses aren't attracting bigger fields because the trainers on the circuit would rather be in Florida. Where you are wrong is that we have the best meet in the world in Saratoga. Saratoga is the NY Yankees and Del Mar is the NY Mets.
Mitch McMahon More than 1 year ago
Saratoga Formula 1 and Del Mar is IndyCar
Mitch McMahon More than 1 year ago
Saratoga is Daniel Day Lewis and Del Mar is Ben Affleck
Mitch McMahon More than 1 year ago
Saratoga is Belgian Beer and Del Mar is Sierra Nevada.
Mitch McMahon More than 1 year ago
Saratoga is sex, Del Mar is...oh boy
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
Gerard NY not far behind. Super short fields in slot infused allowance and stakes, numerous breakdowns occuring AGAIN this year, blah blah blah from new NYRA board, Cuomo 's plan to kill racing upstate with more casinos, etc. I fear for NY horse racing.
Mark More than 1 year ago
Its only at the Aqueduct meet. Belmont spring/ fall and Saratoga are the best racing in the country. Combine the weather in the winter along with no turf racing and the new clenbutetol rules ( 21 days) who wouldn't ship down to south florida till Belmont opens?
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
Agree with most of your post. My only caveat is the "Finger Lakes downstate" meet is the longest of the year and particularly the increased breakdown rate is sticking out like a sore thumb. (Sorry another Finger Lakes reference LOL!)
Mark More than 1 year ago
Gulfstream meet is the ny downstate meet. Aquyuck is terrible in the winter 100 % agree.
Mark More than 1 year ago
As far as the breakdowns i think it may be time to take a look at the inner dirt surface itself.
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big fan of synth, but it may b time to look at it as an alternative to the inner dirt.
Pom De Terre More than 1 year ago
finger lakes is not a part of the nyra circuit. never has been and never will be.
gerard doise More than 1 year ago
I agree with Mark somewhat. Winter racing at Aqueduct is usually weak. Both in field size and competition, at least until the triple crown prep races get in full swing. I live in California but am originally from Louisiana. I still like Louisiana racing, mainly because i grew up betting the lowest level at Evangeline Downs. The plus is the large fields for Louisiana bred races. The purses are soo big. If only the states with major racing venues could see things the way legislation sees it in Louisiana or even Arkansas. It helps the tracks to compete against casinos.
James Pugliese More than 1 year ago
Good luck racing fans we have a 4 year old filly and a 3 year old prospect named Demonic, (which broke his maiden sunday) to hope improve, and get better with racing!