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Stephanoatsee off the Kentucky Derby trail

Count Fleet Stakes runner-up Stephanoatsee is off the Kentucky Derby trail due an injured pastern bone, trainer Graham Motion said Tuesday.

 

A half-brother to 2011 Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby fourth-placer Shackleford, Stephanoatsee chipped a piece off the top of the pastern bone in his right foreleg. He will undergo surgery Wednesday at the New Bolton Equine Clinic in Pennsylvania, with Dr. Dean Richardson reattaching the piece rather than removing it.

 

"Dean's optimistic he could be back (training) in two months," Motion told Daily Racing Form. "If everything went smoothly he could make Saratoga. It's disappointing. I was starting to get a little excited."

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Older Comments about Stephanoatsee off the Kentucky Derby trail...

Is he back in training?
chipped a bone in his pastern
How would that kind of injury have happened?
I'm very disappointed, he has a lot of potential, was my KDerby pick

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