Ankle Chip Sidelines Champion Champagne Room

by | 03.09.2017 | 8:33am
Champagne Room

Champion juvenile filly Champagne Room will be sidelined at least 90 days after having surgery to remove an ankle chip March 8.

Phil Bongiovanni, who co-owns Champagne Room and races her with Gulliver Racing, told the BloodHorse late Wednesday that the 3-year-old daughter of Broken Vow had a small chip removed from her right front ankle. Bongiovanni said that Champagne Room came out of the surgery well.

Bongiovanni also indicated that the filly's ownership group hasn't decided if she will continue her racing career or if she will possibly be bred and sold later in foal.

“She came out of the surgery great. She's eating well and everything was fine with the surgery,” Bongiovanni told the BloodHorse. “We've talked about whether we want to breed her right now or keep her in training. With the 90 days off, plus another three or four months, we're looking at (a return) in November already.”

“We love the filly, but it just isn't 100% on what we're going to do,” Bongiovanni continued. “It's likely we'll bring her back, but all the partners will get together and make a decision in a couple weeks.”

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