Violence off the Derby trail with sesamoid fracture
Violence, promising 3-year-old colt and one of the early Kentucky Derby favorites, sustained a fracture to his right front medial sesamoid. The fracture was detected after his gutsy second place finish in yesterday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Resting comfortably at Gulfstream Park, the colt will ship to owner Steven Marshall’s Black Rock Stable’s Farm in Versailles, KY this week for further evaluation and recuperation.
“It’s such a disappointment to see such a promising colt sustain an injury,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He’s been training beautifully and made such an impressive effort in his second place finish yesterday.”
The Medaglia d’ Oro colt, winner of the Cash Call Futurity (GI) and unbeaten in three prior starts, earned 20 points in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” standings for his runner-up effort, moving into third place in the standings with 30 points.