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Violence Off Kentucky Derby Trail

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 yesterday.”

 

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.

 

 

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That's too bad. He is a fine colt. Perhaps we'll see him later in the year?
Shades of Algorithms..
damn this was my horse.
"like" tbdf. I hope not.
This had better not be the start to a repeat of last year, what with all of the great 3 yr-olds retiring before the TC season was done.
TBDF-When running in the stretch, I felt something was wrong when he was giving his all after being passed, and not being able to regain the lead, as he's just so much superior to that field as to be unfair. Also give Johnny V credit for not moving to soon. That's why I rarely leave him out of an exotic, as he always has his horse in a position to win if the horse has, it or something goes wrong with the other horses. Hitting the 3/4 in 1:08.4 for 3yos in Feb is ungodly.
If it was during the race, I would have loved to see him injury-free. I mean, that much fight in a horse with a fracture in his foot? That is heart right there.
It was probably during the race or the cool down. It only takes one bad misstep, and when you have "babies" going that fast who have no proper balance, then you're bound to have a lot of missteps.
Nobody can be sure, but i am inclined to think it was during the race. He is lightly raced, and going that fast, that long, especially on a turn, could not have been good for his legs.
So is this what made him lose, or was it fractured after the race?
Seems like last years crop, so many of these horses these days seem to be injured often. It's a shame, he was a good horse.
I agree on both fronts. I was beginning to really like his chances and I sure hope that he can and will return to racing.
That's such a bummer! I had really high hopes for him. Hopefully he'll come back to the track instead of being moved right to the breeding shed

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