Multiple divisional award
winners from the 2012 Del Mar meeting being aimed for return engagements
this season. A review and status update:
Top 2-year-old: Rolling Fog. Trainer Bob Baffert’s 11th
Del Mar Futurity winner was sidelined with shin problems shortly after
his victory in September. He resumed training at Hollywood Park in April
but an unrelated injury has him back on the shelf.
Two-year-old Filly: Executiveprivilege. The
Debutante winner ran her record to 5-for-5 before finishing second to
Debutante runner-up Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in a
2012 campaign that produced $940,000. She has been training at Santa
Anita and Hollywood Park and is entered in Thursday’s seventh race for
her 2013 debut.
Three-year-old Filly: Lady of Shamrock. Trainer John
Sadler is contemplating the John C. Mabee Stakes on August 11 for the
2012 Oaks winner. In 2013, Lady of Shamrock has one win via
disqualification, two seconds and one third-place finish in graded
stakes at Santa Anita, Belmont Park and Hollywood Park.
Older Filly or Mare: Include Me Out. Trainer Ron
Ellis is pointing the 5-year-old mare for a title defense in the Clement
L. Hirsch Stakes on Saturday, August 3. Include Me Out won the Desert
Stormer Handicap in her 2013 debut on June 16 at Hollywood Park.
Older Horse/Grass Horse: Acclamation. Has been
retired to stud at owner E.W. “Bud” Johnston’s Old English Rancho with
recent reports indicating 38 mares in foal to Del Mar’s 2011 Horse of
Sprinter: Amazombie. Recovery time from an ankle
injury incurred this spring in a collision with another horse in
training at Betfair Hollywood Park means that the 7-year-old gelding is
unlikely to race at Del Mar. “Probably not, but there’s always hope,”
trainer Bill Spawr said. “Because he’s a real racehorse.”