Monday, April 13, 2009

Old Fashioned injured out of Derby


Well I found out Saturday afternoon that Old Fashioned was injured during the running of the Arkansas Derby. He developed a non-displaced slab fracture to his front right knee. Though it isn't life threatening it is career threatening. Although many horses tend to come back to races fine after such an injury many don't compete at the level they had once competed at. He will be shipped to Lexington's Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital for treatment today. Larry Jones, his trainer had this to say.

"It's not life-threatening -- it should be okay," Jones said. "Career-ending is a possibility just because of the type of horse he is. But we'll see. We'll let them make that call."

Very sad indeed. Now with The Pamplemousse and Old Fashioned out of the Derby the Derby has lost most of it's pace. This is going to hurt Pioneerofthenile if he can't learn how to relax in the early stages of the Derby. It's also now up in air on who will be going to the lead. Amazing how in a couple days the whole complexion of one race can change like that.

Workouts

Square Eddie, April 11
Six furlongs
1.12:20 Breezing
Fast
Synthetics
6/20

Thought I should also post the updated graded earnings for the Derby.

1.
Regal Ransom
Saeed bin Suroor
$1,250,000
2.
Pioneerof the Nile
Bob Baffert
$1,193,250
3.
Square Eddie
Doug O'Neill
$774,981
4.
I Want Revenge
Jeff Mullins
$774,000
5.
Papa Clem
Gary Stute
$760,000
6.
Desert Party
Saeed bin Suroor
$641,667
7.
Quality Road
James Jerkens
$600,000
8.
General Quarters
Tom McCarthy
$595,645
9.
Friesan Fire
J. Larry Jones
$570,465
10.
Musket Man
Derek Ryan
$485,000
11.
Terrain
Albert Stall Jr.
$448,330
12.
Hold Me Back
Bill Mott
$438,000
13.
West Side Bernie
Kelly Breen
$385,160
14.
Chocolate Candy
Jerry Hollendorfer
$370,000
15.
Win Willy
McLean Robertson
$230,000
16.
Bittel Road
Todd Pletcher
$211,000
17.
Giant Oak
Chris Block
$169,256
18.
Dunkirk
Todd Pletcher
$150,000
19.
Mine That Bird
Bennie Woolley
$138,705
20.
Theregoesjojo
Ken McPeek
$133,063
21.
Flying Private
D. Wayne Lukas
$124,000
22.
Mr. Hot Stuff
Eoin Harty
$114,000
23.
Summer Bird
Tim Ice
$100,000
24.
This Ones for Phil
Richard Dutrow Jr.
$97,500
25.
Take the Points
Todd Pletcher
$85,000
Have a great evening!
Kirsten

3 comments:

  1. Oh no! That is so terrible! What a misfortunate mishap! I feel so bad for the jockey and the horse!

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  2. I know. He was my early Derby favorite but he wasn't the same in the Rebel and Arkansas Derby. He had a successful surgery on Monday and was retired.

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