04/04/2015 2:53PM

Dubai Sky injured, will miss rest of year

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Dubai Sky won the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths last month.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Dubai Sky, the winner of the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21, fractured a cannon bone in a hind leg while galloping Saturday morning at Churchill Downs and is off the Triple Crown trail, trainer Bill Mott said Saturday.

Mott said Dubai Sky underwent surgery Saturday and will miss the remainder of his 3-year-old season.

“He’s out for the rest of the year,” Mott said at Aqueduct, where he was to run Tiz Shea D in the $1 million Wood Memorial. “Dr. Larry Bramlage did surgery already. He’s in recovery.”

Dubai Sky, a son of Candy Ride owned by Three Chimneys Farm and Besilu Stables, had won four consecutive races, including the Spiral by 2 1/4 lengths. Off that race, Dubai Sky, whose previous races came on turf, was made a late nominee to the Triple Crown for a fee of $6,000. He was sent to Churchill Downs on March 21 to train on the dirt before a decision was to be made on whether he would run in the Derby.

Mott said Dubai Sky was going to have his first workout at Churchill on Sunday morning.

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kelly 10 months ago
Why was Dubai Sky scratched late today from the Arlington Million
jay More than 1 year ago
Shades of Black Onyx. I thought Dubai Sky had a big shot to win the Derby if he trained well at Churchill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
now if this were a Pletcher horse the haters would be lining the fences.
tommy More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of Mott, chad brown, baffert, pletcher, luckas, mandella, Peter miller, assmussen.
Larry Goldberg More than 1 year ago
In other words all the great winning trainers.
Walter More than 1 year ago
true about if this was a Pletcher horse
Jamie Murphy More than 1 year ago
why, do all of motts 2-3 year old go down?
Jamie Murphy More than 1 year ago
im asking because pletcher does lose a lot of horses, but he also trains more younger horses that most other trainers
tommy More than 1 year ago
He was a good contender for kentucky derby to come 2nd, 3rd, and 4th and I was going to use him underneath exotics as a good long shot!! I guess he wasn't ready for dirt and Mott did too much too soon!! I feel bad for this horse. He needs lots of love and care now!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
probably because his VO2 and lactate intolerance was far beyond his bone growth. He can always use VO5 to make his coat shiny and have no split ends.
tommy More than 1 year ago
These trainers don't have a degree and don't understand the relationship between training stress and recovery !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
either do you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FRAUD!!!!!!!!!!!!
tommy More than 1 year ago
Of course I do !!!!
jay More than 1 year ago
Pletcher graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor degree in Animal Science. Lukas has a masters degree in education.
tommy More than 1 year ago
Right, but what does that have to do with training athletes?? Can they work for the NFL or training runners in the Olympics ?? I think not !!
jay More than 1 year ago
Can Bill Belichick or Tom Coughlin train horses to run in the Kentucky Derby? I think not.
Lori Ochs More than 1 year ago
Get well soon Big Boy!