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Eblouissante Back at Hollywood With Shirreffs

Half sister to Zenyatta was purchased by St. George Farms Stable for $2.1 million.

Eblouissante, half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, has returned to Betfair Hollywood Park after being purchased for $2.1 million Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The daughter of Bernardini  and Vertigineux was part of a dispersal following the death of owner/breeder Eric Kronfield in May at age 71. The 4-year-old was acquired by Ian Banwell's St. George Farms Stable and will remain with trainer John Shirreffs.

Eblouissante broke her maiden first time out by four lengths at Hollywood Park nearly a year ago. She came back with an allowance victory at Santa Anita Park two months later.

The dark bay filly shipped to Saratoga Race Course to train this summer and had one start, finishing last of six in the Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 20. Unruly at the gate, she broke awkwardly and was never involved. She returned from  the race with some scrapes and two broken teeth, Shirreffs said at the time.

Eblouissante was in light training in New York before shipping west.