Sophomore colt Stradivari, contestant in two of this year’s three Triple Crown races, was injured during training at Saratoga Friday morning. Breezing five furlongs in company with fellow Todd Pletcher trainee and Belmont Stakes runner-up Destin, Stradivari was pulled up sharply during the gallop out by exercise rider Patti Krotenko. He was vanned off the main track.
According to the Daily Racing Form, Stradivari suffered a lateral condylar fracture of his right front leg. He has been transported to the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga to be evaluated for surgery.
“The X-rays were not as bad as we first feared, the sesamoids are intact,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “Just waiting to hear back.”
Stradivari finished fourth in the Preakness Stakes and fifth in the Belmont, and the son of Medaglia d’Oro holds an overall record of two wins from five starts, with earnings of $ 214,200. His most impressive victory came in allowance company at Keeneland in April, in which he trounced his competition by 14 1/2 lengths.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
New to the Paulick Report? Click here to sign up for our daily email newsletter to keep up on this and other stories happening in the Thoroughbred industry.
Copyright © 2016 Paulick Report.