07/24/2017 2:30PM

Sircat Sally injured in San Clemente, retired

Barbara D. Livingston
Sircat Sally has been retired after sustaining an injury in the San Clemente.

DEL MAR, Calif. – Sircat Sally was resting comfortably in trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s barn Monday, one day after she suffered a career-ending injury in the San Clemente Handicap when losing for the first time after seven victories.

Sircat Sally has a sesamoid fracture. According to assistant trainer Dan Ward, the injury likely will not require surgery if the horse is not going to race again. Sircat Sally is done racing, and her comfort level in the next two weeks will determine whether surgery is needed for her post-racing life, Ward said.

Sircat Sally, a daughter of Surf Cat owned and bred by Joe Turner, won six stakes, including three graded stakes on turf, in her first seven starts. She finished third in the San Clemente.

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