The racing future of Battle Plan is in doubt after he emerged from his
second-place finish in Saturday's Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at
Churchill Downs with a soft tissue injury to his right foreleg, his
connections said Monday.
Battle Plan, who was beaten three-quarters of a length by Blame
as the favorite in the Stephen Foster, was to be vanned Wednesday from
Churchill Downs to Overbrook Farm in Lexington, Ky., for further
diagnostic tests, trainer Todd Pletcher said. Overbrook Farm is the
owner and breeder of Battle Plan.