08/11/2015 1:31PM

Social Inclusion transferred to Guerrero barn

Tom Keyser
Social Inclusion went from Chad Brown to Juan Carlos Guerrero

Social Inclusion, the third-place finisher in last year’s Wood Memorial, Preakness, and Woody Stephens, has been transferred to trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero at Parx Racing.

Social Inclusion, who is owned by the Rontos Racing Stable of Ron Sanchez, was originally trained by Manny Azpurua but was turned over to Chad Brown following a seventh-place finish in the 2014 Haskell Invitational.

Social Inclusion was found to have a tendon injury after the Haskell and was given the rest of the year off. He has finished second and fourth in optional-claiming races at Gulfstream and Belmont this year.

“Chad did a wonderful job with the horse, bringing him back,” Sanchez said. “But the horse wasn’t doing well in New York and he didn’t seem to like Saratoga.”

Guerrero has had horses for Sanchez the past four years. Sanchez said he would be sending several other horses to Guerrero from Florida next week in advance of the Parx Fall Festival, where purses will average $500,000 per day.

“These horses will stay with Juan,” Sanchez said.

Guerrero said he is taking his time with Social Inclusion and is grooming him himself. In his first work for Guerrero, Social Inclusion drilled a bullet five furlongs Monday in 1:00.01.

“I do him up myself,” Guerrero said. “I brush him, I do up his legs. I have had success with high-strung horses like him in the past by working in the stall with them. You get to know his legs very well. You can get into his brain.”

Guerrero shoes his own horses and has reshod Social Inclusion.

"I'm making a few little changes," he said.

Social Inclusion started out his career with two blowout victories, including one over recent Whitney winner Honor Code, but is winless in six starts since March 2014. Guerrero and Sanchez said they have not yet picked out a race for him.

Guerrero, the leading trainer at Parx in 2011, is 13 for 36 this year.

Tim Shugrue More than 1 year ago
Why owners think that taking a horse from a 20 horse stable and giving it to a trainer with 200 is a smart move I will never know.
Richard Kennedy More than 1 year ago
Thee owner Sanchez reportedly turned down millions for him, after his first two wins. Might have been prudent to have sold at least a % in him. Guerrero is good choice to hopefully get him back in winners circle.
Frank More than 1 year ago
Its sad to see such beautiful horses like him thoroughly mismanaged, hurt because he was pushed to hard and end up like this....Human greed!
TRacingLifeMore More than 1 year ago
I don't believe Social Inclusion was pushed too hard. Like Bayern, he probably needs the lead for his best shot. Social Inclusion last ran well in the Wood Memorial when he got to set the pace, and he hasn't run the same since that effort. Also like Bayern, they both made their graded stakes debut in their 3rd starts. No one criticized Bayern for doing so though.