It has been so long since any of the horses aimed at the Kentucky Derby have been reported injured and out of the Run for the Roses — thankfully — we thought the trend had run its course (pardon a very tired pun). Sadly, that is not the case.
Here is what the Kentucky Derby injury trail looks like so far this year.
Just a reminder, this list is not comprehensive; just the ones we have noted in the media. Please feel free to give us a heads up any of the horses we have missed.
LAST UPDATED: April 19, 2012
Off the Kentucky Derby Trail: 2012
|Stephanobetatee||Graham Motion||Chipped pastern.|
|Algorithms||Todd Pletcher||Condylar fracture, left foreleg.|
|Out of Bounds||Eoin Harty||Fracture, left foreleg.|
|Fed Biz||Bob Baffert||Hind end issue.|
|Spring Hill Farm||Todd Pletcher||Right knee fracture.|
|Junebugred||Steve Hobby||Ankle chip|
|Consortium||Kiaran McLaughlin||Right front ankle chip.|
|Gentlemen’s Bet||Wayne Catalano||Condylar fracture right front ankle.|
|Chips All In||Jeff Mullins||No injury disclosed; rested for a summer campaign on the turf.|
|Sky Kingdom||Bob Baffert||No injury disclosed; needs 60 days rest.|
|Secret Circle||Bob Baffert||Injured seisomoid; surgery not required.|
Will be interesting to see who the winning trainer of this year’s Kentucky Demolition Derby is. It may be a dead heat between Baffert and Pletcher. Of course, that is unfair. We should give equal time to the breeders.
For a look at last year, please go here and scroll down. Thanks.