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Out of Bounds off Triple Crown trail with ankle fracture

Sham Stakes winner Out of Bounds came out of a workout at Hollywood Park on Monday morning with a fracture to his left front ankle, an injury that will require surgery and obviously removes him from the Triple Crown, trainer Eoin Harty said.



"He worked fantastic, but we noticed something wrong as he was cooling out," Harty said. "Unbelievable. His work was sensational. Beyond belief. This is just horrible timing.

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Millionaire's are a dime a dozen now. You must be young Junebug719 almost all high stakes gamblers no matter what their profession have had at least that much or more many times and blow it back.
Which major contender was that, Junebug?
I am sorry, Icyhotboo, but I dont think a millionaire trainer who never sees a horse could give a damn. This is getting too much.. And yes, I do blame the trainer and the media for not publicizing the horse and what happened to it. Our horses are not even shadows of ones years ago and YES, the trainers give them DRUGS to stop their pain! Prove me wrong
I am sorry, Icyhotboo, but I dont think a millionaire trainer who never sees a horse could give a damn. This is getting too much.. And yes, I do blame the trainer and the media for not publicizing the horse and what happened to it. Our horses are not even shadows of ones years ago and YES, the trainers give them DRUGS to stop their pain! Prove me wrong
I am sorry, Icyhotboo, but I dont think a millionaire trainer who never sees a horse could give a damn. This is getting too much.. And yes, I do blame the trainer and the media for not publicizing the horse and what happened to it. Our horses are not even shadows of ones years ago and YES, the trainers give them DRUGS to stop their pain! Prove me wrong
Don't shoot.
Horses have been breaking down since I started following thoroughbreds in 65, 66 was an especially bad year. No trainer would intentionally do anything to cause a horse injury. Only an inexperienced trainer would unknowingly do that and he/she wouldn't last in the business so it kind of takes care of itself. These are fragile animals always put to the test it's part of the sport. In 67 Dr. Fager missed all the TC races due to sore knees but came back in the fall to have a good year, the same with Buckpasser in 66. A lot of these injured who survived turned out to be very influential sires like Danzig. Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches and accept things for what they are.
Oh, I forgot Now I Know and I'm sure there are others I'm not aware of.
How would something like that even be enforceable? The fault or cause cannot always be determined, plus, vet reports might then be doctored, sorry for the pun.
why don't we start penalizing the trainers when horses in their charge break down?? maybe that would end some of this waste!
This is happening all too often! We saw it last summer with a major contender. They did surgery then two days later euthanized him; I am getting sick of this pattern.
I've thrown out my list for last years three year olds, but so far this year its Out of Bounds, Junebugred, Stephenoatsie, Consortium, Algorithms and Casual Trick
I've thrown out my list for last years three year olds, but so far this year its Out of Bounds, Junebugred, Stephenoatsie, Consortium, Algorithms and Casual Trick
O'Prado Again, Algorithm, now Out of Bounds- every year we lose some promising 3YOs -pity.
catch 22
icy, If any 2 yo's are left running after their trainers heed your warning, I'll be watching them, because I like to see them build a foundation of running in several sprints, then gradually increasing to short routes. ( Yes, I liked those comments, Laz) Seems to me if they were started as 3yo's there might be the same risks(maybe less to the knees, but I'm not a veterinarian) and then, there'd be changing the entire TC as well.
@HorseDynasty - I agree, I also think they shouldn't race 2yos because that's where the damage starts
I hate all injuries, but this one is especially hard to take. One of my favorite 3 year olds.
icyhotboo, standardbreds are similar in that they are asked to do things at two that is questionable, but different from a thoroughbred. That being said, I don't know what the comparision comes out to. I don't believe there is any other horse industry that asks horses to do the equivalent of what horse racing asks them to do at two.
WOW I hope he will be okay I just bet him in the derby future I lost the derby before it was rn LOL

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