Daily Racing Form
reports that last year's champion
juvenile filly SHE BE WILD (Offlee Wild) fractured her left front
pastern Sunday, sidelining her for an undetermined period and ending
her bid for the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Trainer Wayne Catalano said that the injury occurred when She Be
Wild was taking her usual gallop at Keeneland Sunday morning. Once the
fracture was diagnosed, surgery was performed to insert a screw into
the injured area.
"The filly's fine now, and that's the main thing," Catalano told the
DRF. "Obviously we're very sad about it, but it's part of the game."
A homebred campaigned by Nancy Mazzoni, She Be Wild won her Eclipse
Award after scoring victories in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
(G1), Arlington-Washington Lassie S. (G3) and Top Flight S. The dark
bay also finished a close second in the Alcibiades S. (G1) in her only
loss from five starts at two.
She Be Wild was upset in her sophomore, and dirt, debut in the
January 31 Forward Gal S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park, where she wound up
fifth behind Bickersons (Silver Deputy). She was scratched from the
March 13 Florida Oaks (G3), with Catalano being concerned about the
potential for an off track at Tampa Bay Downs. She Be Wild then
reverted to a synthetic surface in the April 3 Ashland S. (G1) at
Keeneland and reported home third, beaten just one length by Evening
Jewel (Northern Afleet).
She Be Wild was ranked at the top of the graded earnings list for the Kentucky Oaks with $1,312,100 in graded earnings.