Champion Roy H Scratched From Dubai Golden Shaheen With Hoof Abscess

by | 03.29.2019 | 2:01pm
Roy H and jockey Paco Lopez win the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO

The Peter Miller-trained Roy H, a two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, will be forced to miss this year's edition of the Dubai Golden Shaheen due to an abscess in his left front hoof, according to racingpost.com. The 7-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready earned the Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter for 2017 and 2018, and easily won his first race of the 2019 season.

On Friday, Miller reported that Roy H was much improved and will be able to make the scheduled flight back to California next week.

“I was very, very worried about him,” Miller said. “Since we were able to treat him after the decision was made not to run and get corrective shoes on him, he's so much better. I'm very relieved. Now he'll be able to make that flight and we're very happy to be able to fly him home with our other three horses who are running Saturday. The plane leaves April 4.”

The United States will still be well-represented in the Golden Shaheen, with Imperial Hint and X Y Jet the top two contenders.

Read more at racingpost.com.

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