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Foot bruise knocks Gemologist out of Belmont Stakes

Gemologist with jockey Javier Castellano up winning his 2012 debut by 7 lengths. Gulfstream Park. Hallandale Beach, Florida. 03-16-2012

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.

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knew something was wrong last week, he is too good to run that bad. hope he comes back to prove it

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