Baffert trained Ky Derby hopeful Nadal fractures leg at Santa Anita

Barely four months after his debut win, less than four weeks after his victory in the split Arkansas Derby, and less than four weeks before he was figured to be one of the favorites in the Belmont Stakes, Nadal suffered a condylar fracture during a four-furlong workout at Santa Anita, reports VSiN. “He came back… Continue reading Baffert trained Ky Derby hopeful Nadal fractures leg at Santa Anita

Kentucky Derby domino effect again in play as one by one the horses fall

Garrett Gomez rides Out of Bounds to victory in the Sham Stakes. FoxSports Image.

Last year we saw what we thought was an unseasonably high number of injuries and setbacks to horses on the dream trail to the Kentucky Derby. But that dream quickly turned into a nightmare for many of the horses, trainers, owners and their fans. The Kentucky Derby domino effect is again in play this year… Continue reading Kentucky Derby domino effect again in play as one by one the horses fall

Out of Bounds out of the Derby, suffers condylar fracture in workout

Out of Bounds. © BENOIT PHOTO

The second Thoroughbred drops from the Kentucky Derby trail because of injury. Is this happening even earlier than last year, and are more horses doomed to follow? The Blood-Horse reports: Darley Stable's Out of Bounds, winner of the Sham Stakes (gr. III) in only his third career start, suffered a condylar fracture of the left… Continue reading Out of Bounds out of the Derby, suffers condylar fracture in workout