Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey reported this afternoon that Grade 2 Remsen winner Honor Code will
miss the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on April 5 at Aqueduct
Racetrack after a slight tear of his right hind upper suspensory was
detected Sunday morning.
in his 3-year-old debut on March 12 at Gulfstream Park, Honor Code had
breezed a half-mile in 49.12 on Saturday in preparation for the 1
"It will heal," said McGaughey. "We discovered it this morning. We'll give it 60 days and then re-evaluate it."
son of A.P. Indy owned by Lane's End Racing and breeder Dell Ridge
Farm, Honor Code came from last to first to break his maiden on August
31 at Saratoga Race Course, then finished second to Havana in the Grade 1
Foxwoods Champagne. He next defeated Cairo Prince by a nose in the
Grade 2 Remsen on November 30 at Aqueduct, and in his sophomore debut
four months later was second again, 10 lengths behind Social Inclusion,
who set a track record of 1:40.97 in a 1 1/16-mile allowance on March 12
at Gulfstream Park.