Graded Stakes Winner Princess Warrior ‘Went Wrong’ In Friday Opener At Churchill

by | 05.10.2019 | 1:53pm
Princess Warrior and jockey Brian Hernandez winning the Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs

Winner of the G2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs last fall, 4-year-old Princess Warrior was the even-money favorite to start Friday's card beneath the Twin Spires. Unfortunately, the Ken McPeek trainee suffered an injury during the stretch run of the 1 1/16-mile turf race, noted in the Equibase chart as “Princess Warrior went wrong inside the eighth pole,” and had to be vanned off the course.

The injury appeared to be to the filly's left front leg, and McPeek posted on Twitter that Princess Warrior was being sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington to “make every effort to save her.”

Jockey Brian Hernandez was reported to be unharmed in the incident.

The race was won by She's Pretty Lucky and Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Eddie Kenneally.

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