In Summation Wins the First of Two El Conejo Handicaps


2008 – Florida-bred In Summation set a new track record in winning the first of two consecutive Grade 3 El Conejo Handicaps at Santa Anita. Ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer Christophe Clement and owner Waterford Stable, In Summation covered five-and-a-half furlongs on Santa Anita’s all-weather main track in 1:01.27 while winning by a length under the co-high weight of 122 pounds. It was one of four track and course records set by In Summation in his career.

The 2009 El Conejo, also on Jan. 1, saw In Summation win as the 6-5 favorite under Rafael Bejarano while carrying second high-weight of 120 pounds, getting a pound from top-weighted Black Seventeen, who finished third.

In Summation was by Put It Back out of the Florida-bred Dayjur mare Fiesta Baby and was bred in Florida by Arthur I. Appleton. He retired with 12 wins from 29 starts with six seconds and a third and a bankroll of $1,226,166.

He retired to stand at Ocala Stud in 2010 and produced 11 crops (2011-’21) with progeny earnings of $9,441,616.

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