X-rays taken this morning have revealed that Algorithms, undefeated
winner of the Holy Bull S. (III), has a fractured splint in his right
front leg that will have to be surgically removed.
He is going to ship
to Ocala tomorrow, where Dr. John Madison of Ocala Equine Hospital will
perform the operation.
"We are hoping that he only requires a minimal
amount of time off," said his trainer, Todd Pletcher, "but he is
definitely not going to make the Triple Crown."
Jack Wolf of Starlight
Racing, the owner of Algorithms, said, "It is very disappointing that he
will have to miss the spring classics, but we look forward to having
him back in late summer or early fall. This really is the best long
term option for Algorithms."