10/10/2016 2:46PM

Grand Tito at clinic with laminitis

Barbara D. Livingston
Grand Tito could be released from the clinic this week if his recovery continues.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Grand Tito, a multiple-graded-stakes-winning 6-year-old horse, is dealing with a mild case of laminitis, according to trainer Gustavo Delgado.

Grand Tito is based at the Ruffian Equine Clinic across the street from Belmont Park. The horse developed laminitis after a shoeing incident the week of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, a race he was being pointed to but did not participate in.

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Delgado said he does not believe the case is too severe and that the horse is stable at the clinic. He could be released as early as this week, and Delgado hopes to be able to ship the horse to south Florida with the remainder of his stable at the end of the month.

Delgado said Grand Tito could return to the races in 2017. He has a record 9-8-6 from 37 starts and has earned $784,587.

His stakes wins include the Grade 3 Miami Mile and the Grade 2 Mac Diarmida. Also, he finished second to Flintshire in the Grade 2 Bowling Green at Saratoga.