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Union Rags Should Make Full Recovery

Union Rags (no. 6), ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by Michael Matz, wins the 140th running of the grade 1 Champagne Stakes for two year olds on October 08, 2011 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. (Bob Mayberger/Eclipse Sportswire)
While Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags won’t race again this year due to an injured suspensory ligament, the prognosis for a return to the races in 2013 is favorable should his connections choose to bring him back.

“The prognosis for a full return to racing is excellent,” Kathleen Anderson, the Maryland-based veterinarian who examined Union Rags, said in a press release issued Wednesday.


Michael Matz, trainer of Union Rags, said the horse would need four to six months off before being able to resume training. Under that scenario, Union Rags could return to the races in the first quarter of 2013, if owner Phyllis Wyeth wants to run him again.


“I think there’s plenty more races in this horse,” Matz said Wednesday. “He’s a big, strong horse; he’ll be even bigger and stronger as a 4-year-old. I hope he gets the chance to do it.”

 

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Don't think so, Mr.Matz. Way too much money in the breeding shed. Goodbye Rags, you were something special. Hopefully, your offspring will create some the magic you possessed on the track.

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