Promising 2-year-old colt Fire On Ice
suffered a non-displaced condylar fracture in his left hind leg and will
be out the rest of the year, trainer and co-owner John Kimmel said
Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
A gray son of Unbridled's Song, Fire On Ice
won his debut on August 27 at Saratoga Race Course by 10 ¾ lengths,
running six furlongs in 1:09.67. He was being pointed toward the Grade 1
Champagne Stakes on October 8 at Belmont.
beautifully yesterday [a bullet five furlongs in 59.94 on the Belmont
main track]. He wouldn't have blown a match out when he came back,"
Kimmel said. "We took the bandages off this morning and [discovered the
Fire On Ice will be shipped to Florida and
operated on Monday at the Ocala Equine Hospital by Dr. John Madison. He
will convalesce at Adena Springs South in Williston, Fla. Adena owner
Frank Stronach recently purchased a majority interest in the colt.
"It's straightforward medicine and surgery, and we'll bring him back as a 3-year-old," Kimmel said.