Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day off? Maybe months off; Endorsement out of Derby with broken ankle

So maybe that text notice I ranted about on Sunday -- the one about Kentucky Derby-bound Endorsement getting a day off just to walk instead of gallop, something I considered not necessarily the news -- might have been onto something.

This morning Thoroughbred Times reports that the Distorted Humor colt, winner of the newly G3 Sunland Derby, is out of the Kentucky Derby with a broken ankle.

Claire Novak had noted on her Facebook page that the colt was supposed to work this morning. Instead, Novak reports today, he is "out ... with a non-displaced lateral (condylar) fracture to the right front."

Maybe there were signs of trouble on Sunday, and that's why trainer Shannon Ritter, "likes to give (a horse) a day off once in awhile."

Once in awhile when he's hurting?

1 comment:

  1. When it comes to training "action speaks louder than words" to the media types.

    And inaction speaks volumes.

    Boy they're dropping like flies this week.
    Better now than on the racetrack come Saturday.


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