Crack turf sprinter Lakerville, winner of four of six starts including his debut at Santa Anita earlier this year, will miss the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 3, Barry Abrams said.
“He has a minor injury and he’ll have some time off, but he wasn’t
nominated to the Breeders’ Cup anyway,” said the 58-year-old trainer,
who won 10 races at the recent Del Mar meet, including one with
Lakerville, a stretch-running son of Unusual Heat owned by Madeleine
“I was sick the day he was supposed to be nominated, and it would cost
$130,000 to do it now,” Abrams said. Lakerville has four wins and two
seconds from six career starts, with earnings of $213,540.
Abrams said he plans to have Lakerville back on the track on Jan. 1.