06/13/2011 3:44PM

Churchill Downs: Bind hurt, out for year


Bind, the budding Claiborne Farm star who was to race Saturday in the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs, sustained a condylar fracture of the right foreleg during a half-mile workout Monday at Keeneland and will be sidelined for the remainder of the year.

Trainer Al Stall Jr. said Bind, a 3-year-old colt who earned a 105 Beyer Speed Figure in his career debut in February, did not cool out properly after the workout and that the fracture was diagnosed in a subsequent veterinary examination. The colt was sent to the nearby Rood and Riddle equine clinic in Lexington, Ky., to have the injury surgically repaired.

“It’s non-displaced, clean, there’s no trash,” said Stall, who trains Bind, a Pulpit colt, for Claiborne and Adele Dilschneider.

Bind would have been one of the top choices for the $125,000 Matt Winn, a 1 1/16-mile race on the Stephen Foster undercard. After his flashy debut, he was second in back-to-back allowance races, including in his last start to 4-year-old Worldly on the May 7 Kentucky Derby undercard.

Possible starters for the Matt Winn are Alstom, Dominus, Infrattini, Joe Vann, and Uncle Brent.