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.”
I just spoke to Dr. Bramlage @roodandriddle and he's confident that Princess Warrior will be saved. She's going to need her sesamoids fused and he gives her 75% chance to become a broodmare. Her recuperation will take time and we are committed to giving her every chance.
— Kenny McPeek (@KennyMcPeek) May 10, 2019
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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