Soldat sent to farm, back to turf in the fall

by | 07.01.2011 | 1:56pm
Soldat winning the 2011 Fountain of Youth Stakes

Kentucky Derby runner Soldat has been sent to a farm in Lexington for a month or two to rest up for a possible return to the races in the fall, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

“His feet were just a little tender and we wanted to stop on him and hopefully have a top horse in the fall or next year,” said McLaughlin of the 3-year-old War Front colt. “There wasn't anything specifically wrong with him. We just had a gut feeling that he wasn't doing as well as he was before the Derby .”

McLaughlin says Soldat, who ran second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf as a two-year-old, will return to the grass when he resumes racing.

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