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Oct 12, 2012

Acclamation to miss Breeders' Cup


Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - Eclipse Award winner Acclamation will again miss the Breeders' Cup World Championships due to injury. He was held out of last year's Breeders' Cup with an injury.

Trainer Don Warren reported that the 2011 champion older male thoroughbred has a sprained ligament of the left leg and will not compete in the World Championships at Santa Anita.

"It flared up a little bit again," Warren said Sunday. "It heated up on me, the sprain that he had a month ago. He worked good on the training track four or five days ago, but it heated up the next day, so we're going to give up on the Breeders' Cup.

"Everything had to go perfect to make the race. We're done for the rest of the year. We've got to get him fixed right. We've got to give him more time."

The 6-year-old, co-owned by Bud Johnston, missed defending his 2011 Pacific Classic victory due to the injury. Acclamation finishes 2012 with two wins in as many starts.

He began the year with a victory in the Charles Whittingham on June 12 at Hollywood Park, his third straight in the race and notched his second straight win in the Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar on July 21 for his seventh consecutive victory.

Acclamation has won 11 of 30 career starts for $1,958,048.

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