Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, had surgery to remove an ankle chip March 8 and will require at least 90 days off before returning to training, if she returns to training at all.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2014
The 3-year-old Tapit filly owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer appeared as if she was just out for a breezy spin in her two-turn debut under jockey Mike Smith.
Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will be in a unique position Feb. 5 at Santa Anita Park, where she'll make her 3-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner likely won't be favored.
The 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner and champion 2-year-old Champagne Room worked five furlongs Jan. 29 in a minute flat, in preparation for her 3-year-old debut in Santa Anita Park's Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) Feb. 4.
In retrospect, the 33-1 odds on Champagne Room in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) look foolish.
The official clocking on Arrogate's special late-morning workout Jan. 8 was 1:11.94 for six furlongs, but the stopwatch doesn't tell the whole story.
Happily clicking through three furlongs in a bullet :35 1/5 to earn the rare Southern California "breezing" designation from local clockers Dec. 15 at Santa Anita Park, Champagne Room signaled her readiness to get back to business.
On Nov 5, Michael Cavey and Nancy Temple had a reason to pop some bubbly. At 33-1, Champagne Room, bred in the name of their Respite Farm, stamped herself as the probable champion 2yo filly with a 3/4 victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Champagne Room rewarded her backers handsomely, running back to her Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) form and winning the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filles (gr. I) to kick off the Nov. 5 World Championships card at Santa Anita Park.
Craig and Holly Bandoroff always hope to see a few of their Denali Stud sales graduates make it to the top level of competition at the Breeders' Cup, but having nine entered this year was more than they ever expected.
As the deluge of workers lined up, eagerly awaiting the second training session to begin near the top of the Santa Anita stretch, trainer John Shirreffs held back Jerry and Ann Moss' Gormley for a few minutes to let the track clear.
All eyes will be on American Cleopatra, the full sister to American Pharoah, as she takes a second shot to win a grade I in the Chandelier Stakes.
Champagne Room broke her maiden in the grade II Sorrento by 1 1/4 lengths and now heads a field of the most impressive fillies from Del Mar's loaded 2-year-old summer slate in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I).
After noticing Reddam Racing's Nyquist was getting a little skinny at Del Mar, trainer Doug O'Neill decided to send the Uncle Mo colt north on Interstate 5 to train at the much more relaxed San Luis Rey Training Center.
Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind logged her first breeze Aug. 20 since she defeated three-time champion Beholder in Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I).
Trainer Peter Eurton saw enough in Champagne Room's first start July 16 at Del Mar that got him convinced to change plans for the daughter of Broken Vow.
Two stakes-placed fillies, a recent maiden winner, and three maidens are entered to go to the gate in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Del Mar.
|Owner||Ciaglia, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Christensen, R., Legan D., Alesia, S.|
|Champagne Room View Five-Cross Pedigree||Broken Vow||Unbridled|
|Lucky to Be Me||Bernstein|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Summerfield Sales, agent||Denali Stud, agent||$70,000|
|Two-year-old||Larry Zap, agent for Joseph Ciaglia Jr.||De Meric Sales, agent||$310,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Lookin At Lee|
|Irish War Cry|