Juvenile Filly Amalfi Sunrise Could Be Retired After Month-Long Battle With Pneumonia

by | 09.29.2019 | 3:12pm
Amalfi and jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr. win the Grade II, $200,000 Sorrento Stakes, Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.© BENOIT PHOTO

Winner of the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, the talented Amalfi Sunrise (Constitution) could be headed for an early retirement, according to bloodhorse.com. The filly has been at the San Luis Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif., battling with pneumonia for nearly an entire month.

Though Amalfi Sunrise is nearly ready to be released from the hospital, trainer Simon Callaghan is concerned that her illness would make a return to racing challenging.

“When they get it really bad for a long period of time, like she did, they get adhesions and (lung) scarring, and often after those things, they don't come back as good,” he said.

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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