Private Zone has been sent to Rood & Riddle for treatment, and is likely done for the year
Multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter Private Zone will likely miss the remainder of the year after recently undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knees.
Trainer Brian Lynch told the Daily Racing Form Wednesday that the 7-year-old gelding had “his knees cleaned up a bit” after a poor performance in the G3 Belmont Sprint. The surgery was performed at Rood & Riddle, and Private Zone is currently rehabbing there.
“He’s got some debris in his knees, a couple of old spurs and fragments, so they went in and cleaned them up arthroscopically,” Lynch said. “He’s rehabbing right now but it will be 90 days, give or take, before he gets back under tack so I’d say the chances of him running again this year are slim to none.”
The Belmont Sprint has been the only start for Private Zone this year. The gelding capped off 2015 with a runner-up finish to Runhappy in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
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