09/23/2015 11:20AM

Social Inclusion gets more time

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Social Inclusion, winning an optional claimer at Parx on Aug. 29, probably won't race until the winter at Gulfstream Park.

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero said he has “backed off” Social Inclusion and that the horse likely will not race again until this winter at Gulfstream Park.

Social Inclusion won a second-level optional-claiming race at Parx Racing on Aug. 29. Guerrero considered bringing him back for last Saturday’s $150,000 Bayern Stakes at Parx but changed his mind.

“I have to watch his legs carefully, and I decided not to rush with him,” Guerrero said. “I don’t want to get one big race out of him, I want to get a series of races from him. I need more time to work with him. He’ll be back in training in about two weeks.”

Guerrero said Social Inclusion’s temperament hasn’t changed.

“He’s a tough horse,” Guerrero said. “He’s kicked me, he’s bit me. I do him up myself because I want to see his legs every day, and I don’t want anyone to get hurt.”