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2013 Kentucky Derby Contenders: Injury List

Kentucky Derby 2013 : Injury List as of January 28, 2013:   


Brown Almighty: After finishing fifth in the Smarty Jones Stakes, trainer Tim Ice reported the colt had a severe lung infection. Brown Almighty will be treated with antibiotics and they hope to have him back on the Derby trail soon.

Frac Daddy: Grabbed a quarter (sustained a hoof injury) in the Holy Bull Stakes (1/26/13). Will likely need at least 30 days to heal.

Fury Kapcori: – out of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes due to “a little problem that might cost him a little time.” according to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

Purple Egg: Was scratched from the Pasco Stakes due to a fever. He hasn't recorded a breeze since January 6. trainer Jane Cibelli planned to target the Sam F. Davis, but may send him directly to the Tampa Bay Derby.

Off the trail

Archwarrior: Turned out on the farm. Maybe we'll see him this summer.

Darwin: Promising colt finished fourth in the Nashua Stakes. He’s getting a break may return in the spring.

Gulfport: Well bred colt was injured after a December breeze.

Hightail: Longshot winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint fractured sesamoid and has been retired. He'll recover at Calumet Farm and breeding plans are in the works.

Joha: Recovering from injury. We'll likely see him later this summer.

Micromanage: After his disappointing last-place finish in the Remsen Stakes, he’s getting some time off to grow up. We may see him this spring/summer.

Titletown Five: Nine length maiden winner suffered a knee chip. D. Wayne Lukas trainee is out for the next three months. Maybe we’ll see him in late spring.

Van Neumann: Tragically, well-bred colt was euthanized December 7 following an accident at the gate before a maiden race at Gulfstream.

Z Big Apple: Had surgery and is recuperating. We may see him this spring or summer.


Not Currently Working

Fortify: Last seen finishing fourth in the BC Juvenile, Fortify Is now under the guidance of Mahmood Al Zarooni at Godolphin Marmoon Stables in Dubai. May point to the UAE Derby.

Know More: After finishing out of the money in his last three starts, the colt is receiving time off. No word on when he'll return to the races.

Positively: G2 stakes placed runner finished seventh in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes on 11/24/12. Pactrick Byrne trainee hasn't recorded a work since.

Power Broker: Hasn't recorded a breeze since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Trainer Bob Baffert said that the horse would be given some time off to put on some weight. Powerbroker was scheduled to start in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 2, but hasn't recorded a work yet this year.

River Seven: Earned 10 points on the Derby trail by winning the Grey Stakes at Woodbine. No recorded works this year. Would likely point to the Canadian TC races.

Rolling Fog: After winning the Del Mar Futurity, trainer Bob Baffert stopped on the colt due to shin issues. No works have been recorded since last August.

Uncaptured: Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes winner suffered a foot bruise and missed the Sam F.. Davis Stakes. May point to the Tampa Bay Derby on March 9.
* Some information and horse names in the "off the trail" portion of this article were obtained from All Horse


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DRF reports that Uncaptured could be back to the races by mid-March, followed by Spiral or Blue Grass. Think he's the real deal, hope he makes it back in time.
*Jim Bolger = Dawn Approach
From his trainer Jim Bolger: "The aim is to return to Newmarket for the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas (May 4). We are pretty sure that he will stay the mile well and we hope that he can improve over the winter."
Thanks for the list Laurie and keeping HRN readers informed. Do you have any info on Dawn Approach? He's 6-for-6 but racing in Ire & GB sprinting on grass, hasn't raced since Oct. '12 when he beat BC Juv. Turf winner (George Vancouver).
What ever happened to Tizracer?
RIP Van Neumann
Fortify has been entered for the triple crown, but besides the uae derby im not sure of their course of action prep wise. Heres a recent article on him from godolphins website -
thanks for the update on Uncaptured, Yukichan, been wondering how he was doing.
Sounds like Jerry sent Fury to Betty Ford's :)
Thank you for all the updates, Laurie! I would love to see Fortify run well in Dubai.
Interesting that Mark Casse is changing the Derby preps for Uncaptured. Although I am glad because it is a more successful route than the Tampa Bay Derby.
Should have written Casse = Uncaptured
I appreciate the updates. I'm real sorry to hear the news about Hightail.We'll miss his presence on the Derby trail.
This is reported from Mark Casse: “He's doing well. He's wild, and he was feeling good this morning,” said Casse. “He was jumping around, but he trained well. We’ll look to the Rushaway and then come back in the Blue Grass. If successful in those two races, then the Kentucky Derby.”
thanks for the updates been wondering where some of these have been

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