Undefeated 2-year-old Competitive Edge will miss the remainder of the year after sustaining a hairline fracture to his left foreleg.
The Daily Racing Form reports that the injury was discovered on Sunday, after the colt came back from a morning gallop. Trainer Todd Pletcher told the DRF that the son of Super Saver was “a little off” afterwards; x-rays later revealed the injury.
Competitive Edge was sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky. Dr. Larry Bramlage performed the surgery, which included the insertion of two screws. Competitive Edge is expected to only miss 60 days of training.
The colt was sent to Ashford Stud on Tuesday, where he will convalesce before rejoining Pletcher's string in south Florida.
“It's frustrating because he's been absolutely perfect every day,” Pletcher said. “It's somewhat shocking to see him come back off from a gallop. Thankfully, it didn't happen in a timed work out. It could have been more significant.”
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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