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Bolo injured in workout, placing racing career in doubt

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Emily Shields
Bolo wins the Grade 2 Arcadia Stakes last February.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Bolo, a multiple graded stakes winner on turf who was training super for his comeback, was injured in his final workout Dec. 30 at Santa Anita and will not run in the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes on Saturday.

The winner of the Grade 2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita the last two seasons and a stakes winner at ages 2, 4, and 5, Bolo has won five races and $675,390 from 17 starts. His racing future is uncertain; trainer Carla Gaines did not specify the nature of his injury.

“It was severe enough he’s going to need time,” Gaines said Wednesday at her Santa Anita stable. “We just have to see. He’s 6. That is the issue.”

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Owned by Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack LLC, Bolo won the Eddie Logan Stakes on turf as a 2-year-old in 2014 and finished 12th in the 2015 Kentucky Derby, won by American Pharoah.

Bolo had been working impressively for the San Gabriel. “Never been better, training brilliantly, couldn’t wait to enter,” Gaines said.

Bolo is from the first crop sired by Temple City, and is the leading male money winner by that sire. The filly Miss Temple City earned $1,680,091.

With Bolo out of the San Gabriel, the top contenders for the 1 1/8-mile turf race are expected to be Flamboyant, He Will, and Isotherm.

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