Social Exclusion became the first winner for Social Inclusion, besting a field of 2-year-old fillies racing five furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park in her July 1 debut.
Social Exclusion flew out of the gate under jockey Emisael Jaramillo and quickly established the early lead. She then blazed through the first quarter-mile in :21.29 with the Wesley Ward-trained Gem Thief pressing her from the outside.
After cutting the corner coming into the stretch, Social Exclusion turned in a half-mile in :44.26 while pulling away from Kay’s Project who tried to go with her, but was clearly outrun. The winner opened a 4 3/4-length margin at the wire and finished in a final time of :56.50 over the firm turf.
Trained by Steve Klesaris for owner Joseph Imbesi, Social Exclusion went off at odds of 10-1 and was followed to the wire by runner-up Kay’s Project at odds of 29-1. The favored Gem Thief finished third.
Bred in Florida by Steven Smith, Social Exclusion is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Genuine Treasure and she is the second starter for her sire.
Social Inclusion, who began his stud career at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Florida at a fee of $4,000, now stands at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for $5,000.
After breaking his maiden first time out by 7 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream as a 3-year-old, Social Inclusion followed with a 10-length allowance score at the south Florida track over eventual dual grade 1 winner and sire Honor Code .
The son of Pioneerof the Nile then earned three placings at the graded level while racing for Rontos Racing Stable and trainer Manuel Azpurua. He first placed third in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (G1) won by Wicked Strong , then again in the Preakness Stakes (G1) won by California Chrome , and finally, behind Bayern in the Woody Stephens (G2).
-edited from www.bloodhorse.com