Abscess May Sideline Normandy Invasion Until 2014

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Normandy Invasion at Churchill Downs Derby week Normandy Invasion at Churchill Downs Derby week

Normandy Invasion, who has been hampered by a foot abscess recently, may find himself sidelined for the remainder of the year due to that set back.

According to the New York Daily News, the Fox Hill Farm colorbearer will be seen by foot specialist Ian McKinley on Friday. Normandy Invasion is currently stabled with trainer Chad Brown at Saratoga.

“We thought it would be like any other abscess where we would just soak it in salt water and everything would be fine,” owner Rick Porter told the Daily News. “We’ll know more (Friday).”

The abscess has caused Normandy Invasion to miss his last two scheduled workouts. He will now miss the Curlin Stakes on July 26, but could still possibly train up to the G1 Travers Stakes on Aug. 24.

“He could still train up to the Travers but we’ll have to see,” Porter said. “We’ll do right by the horse even if it’s waiting to bring him back as a 4-year-old.”

Read more in the NY Daily News

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  • Beach

    Oh, yuck. Prayers for healing. He’s a beautiful horse…

  • Ida Lee

    Double Drat…take care of this lovely boy…something like this can get ugly really quick.

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