Mission reconstructed before Preakness by vet 36 hours before Triple Crown race

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BALTIMORE (AP) – The first Brad Cox-coached mission has been launched subtlety On the advice veterinarians, taking one of the top contenders from a Triple Crown race 36 hours of .

Godolphin, which owns the horse, announced Scratch early Friday, saying veterinarians had identified a left hind issue.

Michael Banahan, director of Godolphin Bloodstock, said: “We are obviously very disappointed, but the welfare of the horse is our utmost concern, and we are going to take the necessary steps to determine the best course of action to get him back on track “

horses are in the race for the $1.65 million from the removal of the first mission. He was the starting second choice at odds of only 5-2 8-5 Favorite DanaWHO Won the Kentucky Derby.

Five horses were scratched in the days and hours leading up to the Derby, including favorite Forte, when Kentucky Racing officials expressed concern over a right front leg injury. Grounded from racing for at least 14 days and trainer lands Forte on state vet list Todd Fletcher was suspended for 10 days Forte failed a postrace drug test in New York in September.

Racing officials who own and operate tracks in Maryland will conduct tests and veterinary treatments for horses running in the Preakness and other top stakes races this weekend at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore as preventive measures to limit injuries. Enhanced review processes. This involves a number of independent doctors examining the horses, each of whom is required to be cleared before racing.

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Seven horses killed at Churchill Downs An eighth died in the days leading up to and on Derby Day, and the following week, putting the sport in a familiar negative spotlight when a spate of fatalities occurs, especially during Triple Crown season.


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