Gemologist, the Wood Memorial winner who finished 16th in the
Kentucky Derby, has a badly bruised left front foot and will miss the
Belmont Stakes, according to Elliott Walden, president, CEO, and racing
manager of WinStar Farm.
Walden was hopeful that Gemologist could be ready for a summer
campaign that would include the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on July
29 with possible a prep in the Dwyer at Belmont on June 30.
As is custom with WinStar horses who run in the Kentucky Derby,
Gemologist was sent to WinStar in Lexington, Ky., where he was to get a
week of light training and time turned out in a round pen.