06/02/2017 5:38PM

Conquest Mo Money injured, will miss Woody Stephens

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Barbara D. Livingston
Conquest Mo Money works at Pimlico on May 16.

Conquest Mo Money came out of a Friday morning workout at the Fair Hill Training Center with a soft tissue injury and will not compete in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park next weekend, according to Tres Abbott, who was overseeing the horse's training for owner Tom McKenna and trainer Miguel Hernandez.

Conquest Mo Money worked three furlongs in 36.20 seconds over the Fair Hill dirt track, but was later diagnosed with the injury. 

McKenna owns a 1,200-acre Thoroughbred breeding facility in New Mexico.

"When he came out for a pick of grass this afternoon he was not 100 percent," Abbott said. "He will head back to New Mexico where he will be further evaluated by the McKennas' veterinarian."

McKenna purchased Conquest Mo Money for $8,500 out of the Conquest Stables dispersal sale at Keeneland last November. Conquest Mo Money has since started six times and earned $508,000.

Conquest Mo Money, a son of Uncle Mo whom Conquest Stables bought as a yearling for $180,000, won a Sunland Park maiden race in his January debut and then scored stakes wins at the New Mexico track in the Riley Allison and Borderland Derby.

He finished second next time out in the $800,000 Sunland Derby and then was run down by Classic Empire late in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. In his most recent start, he finished seventh in the May 20 Preakness.

Conquest Mo Money was ridden in all of his races by Jorge Carreno.