Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's FRIESAN FIRE (A.P. Indy), who was made the favorite
for this year's Kentucky Derby (G1) after three consecutive graded stakes wins
this spring, has been sidelined for a couple of months due to injury.
"When Friesan Fire grabbed a quarter in the Kentucky Derby, we felt like
he had an excuse for that race," Vinery General Manager Tom Ludt said. "Going
into the Preakness (G1), he seemed like his old self and was training
beautifully. When he turned in an uncharacteristic race that day, we became