06/23/2013 6:59PM

Belmont Park: Lovely Syn has surgery on fractured sesamoid bone

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Lovely Syn won the Bouwerie Stakes on June 1 in the final start of her career.

Lovely Syn, the undefeated New York-bred 3-year-old filly who suffered a career-ending injury at Belmont Park on Saturday, underwent successful surgery Sunday, and the hope is she can become a broodmare.

The surgery, to repair a fractured sesamoid bone in Lovely Syn’s left foreleg, was performed by Dr. Dean Richardson – who also worked on 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro – at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania.

After speaking with Richardson on Sunday, trainer Dominick Schettino said, “The surgery went very well. She’s back in her stall, she’s comfortable, she’s putting weight on her leg, she’s bright and alert. Everything’s good so far. He’s going to keep in touch with me, and we’ll go from there.”

Lovely Syn, a daughter of Freud, won the first four starts of her career, including two stakes,  by a combined 28 3/4 lengths. On Saturday, she was injured at the beginning of a four-furlong workout over Belmont’s main track, preparing for a possible start in next Saturday’s Grade 3 Victory Ride.

Lovely Syn, owned and bred by the Joemar Racing Stables of Michael Parisi, won $202,200 from her four victories, which included a division of the New York Stallion Stakes and the $125,000 Bouwerie Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-old fillies June 1.