Runaway Ghost Out Of Kentucky Derby With Shin Soreness

by | 04.15.2018 | 7:34am
Runaway Ghost sprints clear in the Sunland Derby

A possible shin fracture will keep Runaway Ghost from competing in this year's Kentucky Derby, according to The 3-year-old Ghostzapper colt breezed six furlongs in 1:13.80 on Saturday at Sunland, but came out of the breeze a bit sore.

“It looks like he's got a little fracture in his shin,” said trainer Todd Fincher. “He started to show some soreness as we were cooling him out after his work this morning.”

Runaway Ghost will not undergo surgery for the issue, but will require time for the shin to heal. The Sunland Derby winner's defection allows Firenze Fire into the main body of the Run for the Roses.

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