CHRB’s Arthur Scratches Thais From Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

by | 10.31.2019 | 3:27pm
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf entrant Thais, trained by Chad C. Brown, exercises in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on October 30, 2019. Carolyn Simancik/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup/CSM

Peter Brant's Thais has been scratched from Saturday's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf after being “placed on the vet's list as unsound,” reports The California Horse Racing Board's equine medical director Dr. Rick Arthur made the recommendation to scratch the 5-year-old daughter of Rio De La Plata.

Trained by Chad Brown, the multiple Grade 1-placed Thais has this year her early speed to help ensure there is enough early pace for her acclaimed stablemate, Sistercharlie. Most recently the mare finished third in the G1 Flower Bowl Stakes on Oct. 5, and she breezed five furlongs at Belmont on Monday in 1:00.80.

“She was taken out of the race by the chief veterinarian here,” Brown said. “I disagree with it, this filly's been extremely sound in all of her works, races and daily training. Unfortunately, it's not our call so we're just going to move on into the race and hopefully Sistercharlie can still work out a good trip.”


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