Trainer: Calidoscopio Ran in Tokyo City Cup With Grabbed Quarter

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Calidoscopio wins the 2012 Breeders' Cup Marathon, Aaron Gryder up Calidoscopio wins the 2012 Breeders' Cup Marathon, Aaron Gryder up

Mike Puype, trainer for Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Calidoscopio told the Daily Racing Form that the 10-year-old horse ran in the Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita with a grabbed quarter suffered in training the previous day.

Calidoscopio was evaluated and Puype decided “enough” treatment had been done that the horse could run. He finished fifth in the Cup as the 5-2 favorite.

“I would have scratched him if I didn’t think he was good,” said Puype. He reported on Sunday that the affected foot was “really sore.”

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  • harry

    Mr.Puype told the world on HRTV interview that Calidoscopio in his opinion was sound enough to run in the Toyoko City Cup. Mr.Puype said “me and my assistants have been working on the grabbed quarter the night before and in the morning of that race”, He also said “He is fine and AFT

    • nu-fan

      I watched this too and wondered about whether the horse should run. Granted, I know very little about horses but this horse has had other issues recently as well from what I understand. The owners want him to run, again, in this coming year’s BC but, perhaps, time has finally caught up with this wonderful horse. His win in last year’s BC was my favorite. Unless he is 100% healed, perhaps, it is time to allow this horse to retire. When he came in fifth in the Tokyo City Cup, I wondered if my hunch was right. He wasn’t 100%.

  • harry

    The race he would give this injury more attention. Obviously Mr.Puype was wrong. It also does not say much for vets and stewards who okayed him fit to race. Now Mr.Puype says after the race the affected foot really sore. No way this horse should have even been considered a starter with such an injury. Sad Mr.Puype made such a very bad decision.

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