Last year's champion juvenile filly Caledonia Road is done racing for 2018 and will be sold at publc auction later in the year, according to connections.
Sallusto and Albina Bloodstock, who manages the 3-year-old filly for her partnership group, announced via press release that Caledonia Road developed bone bruising after a fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Acorn on Belmont Stakes day. Trained by Ralph Nicks, Caledonia Road was bred in Florida by Vegso Racing Stable, She's a daughter of Quality Road out of the Dixie Union mare Come A Callin. She's owned by Zoom and Fish Stable, Charlie Spring and Newtown Anner Stud.
Aside from the Acorn, Caledonia Road has won three of her other four starts, including last year's G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at 17-1. She also finished second in the G1 Frizette during her 2-year-old season.
Caledonia Road had a bone chip removed over the winter and a virus also pushed back her return to the races following the Juvenile Fillies. Her first race this year came April 29 when she won an allowance optional claiming at Belmont Park.
“It will be tough to let her go,” said managing partner Luc Paiement of Zoom and Fish Stable. “She was a brilliant 2-year-old with a pedigree to be a much better older filly. She has all the makings of a top broodmare.”
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