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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