Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing's Concrete Rose will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to a hairline fracture in her right foreleg.
The Rusty Arnold-trained daughter of Twirling Candy was training towards a start in the $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational, final leg of the Turf Tiara, following wins in the first two legs of the newly minted Turf Triple series – the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational and Saratoga Oaks.
“We're giving her some time off. It's just hairline fracture,” said Ashbrook Farm racing manager Bo Bromagen. “It's one of those situations where it's easiest to give her the time off. It's best for the horse and best for everyone involved. We got the news this morning, we'd like to keep her in Kentucky the next 60 days.”
Unbeaten in four starts this year, Concrete Rose put together a stellar campaign of four stakes victories, which started with a win in the Grade 3 Florida Oaks on March 9 at Tampa Bay Downs followed by a victory in Churchill Downs' Grade 3 Edgewood, where she bested Grade 1 winner Newspaperofrecord.
Bred in Kentucky by Ron Patterson, Concrete Rose is out of the Powerscourt broodmare Solerina. She was purchased for $61,000 from the Fasig-Tipton Mid Atlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale last May.
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