Prince Lucky Diagnosed With Bilateral Sesamoid Fractures; Surgeon ‘Optimistic’ He Can Be Saved

by | 12.15.2019 | 11:39am
Prince Lucky wins the G2 Gulfstream Park Mile on March 30, 2019

Multiple graded stakes winner Prince Lucky will have surgery this week to repair bilateral sesamoid fractures in his right front ankle, trainer Todd Pletcher told the Daily Racing Form on Sunday morning.

The 4-year-old gelding by Corinthian, the second choice in Saturday's G3 Harlan's Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park, was pulled up sharply by jockey John Velazquez after going wrong entering the backstretch. Prince Lucky was fitted with a boot and vanned off the course.

“He's stable and resting at Gulfstream Park today,” Pletcher told “He'll ship to Dr. Madison's equine hospital in Ocala on Monday. Obviously his racing career is over. But Dr. Madison was optimistic, after seeing the x-rays, that he could perform surgery and get him completely comfortable and stable for retirement.”

A seven-time winner from 16 career starts, Prince Lucky's biggest triumphs came in the G2 Gulfstream Park Mile and G3 Hal's Hope, both in early 2019. Owned by his breeder Daniel W. McConnell, the gelding earned a total of $607,570 on the track.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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