Awesome Gem will not make a fifth straight appearance in the Breeders' Cup.
Awesome Gem, an 8-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again, has been
taken out of training because of a hind end issue that will force him
to be given 60 days off, according to Terry Finley, president of West
Point Thoroughbreds, the owners of Awesome Gem. That means Awesome Gem
will be forced to miss next month's Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.
Awesome Gem was being considered for either the Classic or the Dirt