The winner of the Rebel Stakes won’t be racing on Saturday. From The Daily Racing Form-
Win Willy, the Rebel Stakes winner, has the beginnings of a fracture in his left front pastern and will not run in Saturday’s 135th Kentucky Derby, trainer Mac Robertson said Wednesday morning.
“We took X-rays and on one of the X-rays there’s a small line in the pastern going up into the ankle,” Robertson said. “Three out of the four vets who looked at the X-ray said it looks like something that could spiral up into the cannon bone. He’s not off on it, he’s not sore, but there’s something that’s getting started. Most things start out as little problems and if you look away they become big problems.”
Race horses are fragile animals. They are property(not pets as myth would tell you) to horse owners. Owners don’t want to risk the loss of their property even if a Derby win would raise the value many times over.
Entries for the Derby were to be taken at noon on Wednesday. With Win Willy out, a field of 19 is expected.
The Run for the Roses is safe.
- Bernardini Wins Preakness; Barbaro Hurt
- Mine that Bird wins the Kentucky Derby
- Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra won’t run in Belmont Stakes
- Preakness winner Bernardini out of Belmont
- Rachel Alexandra wins the Preakness Stakes
- Barbaro RIP
- Barbaro’s condition may be serious
- Triumph and tragedy at the Kentucky Derby
- Kentucky horse racing ‘in serious jeopardy’
- Daily Racing Form columnist Joe Hirsch dead at 80
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
Comments are Closed