Grade I CashCall Futurity winner Violence fractured his right front medial sesamoid and is off the Kentucky Derby trail.
The injury was detected following his runner-up effort to Orb in yesterday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Resting comfortably at Gulfstream Park, the colt will ship to owner
Steven Marshall’s Black Rock Stable’s Farm in Versailles, KY this week
for further evaluation and recuperation.
“It’s such a disappointment to see such a promising colt sustain an
injury,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He’s been training beautifully
and made such an impressive effort in his second place finish
The Medaglia d’ Oro colt, winner of the Cash Call Futurity (gr. I)
and unbeaten in three prior starts, earned 20 points in the “Road to the
Kentucky Derby” standings for his runner-up effort, moving into third
place in the standings with 30 points.