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Gulfstream Park: Violence fractures sesamoid, putting racing career in jeopardy
By Jay Privman
Violence, who suffered the first loss of his career when second in the Fountain of Youth Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, fractured a sesamoid bone in his right front ankle, and his racing career is in jeopardy, trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday morning.
Pletcher said the fracture would not require surgery. He said Violence was "resting comfortably" in his stall at the Palm Meadows training center.
"We expect a full recovery, but his racing career is in doubt," Pletcher said.
Pletcher said Violence would be sent to Kentucky in upcoming days to recuperate.
Violence won the first three starts of his career, including the CashCall Futurity. The Fountain of Youth Stakes was his first start as a 3-year-old.
With all the comments, compliments and blame that were aired due to this injured Colt, two things that are lacking in too many barns and in the whole sales industry today, didn't get touched on - - - honesty and integrity. Make up your own mind on this.
Let's see...... Maidens went 1:09. 12k Claimers went 1;03 3/5 for 5.5F (1:10 2/5 for 6f) 25k claimers went 1:10..............Voilence got a 26 2/5 "breather" after the 1;08. You'll NEVER see the day this horse wins a G1 against older horses. Maybe against 3 yo's, but not against good fields.
Should we keep retiring horses after 5 or 6 races? The trend must end.
Well.....They don't let you take the horse van to get the 1 1/4 miles.
way to go dude , thank your parents for not pushing YOU, huh
To everyone bashing the name (which I like and think is edgy) do realize that violence has more than one meaning, right? For example: Vehemence of feeling or expression; fervor. Powerful, untamed, or devastating force (the violence of the sea) Great strength of feeling, as in language, etc.; fervour Ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, vehemence, wildness, fury intensiveness, intensity - high level or degree; the property of being intense -the property of being untamed and ferocious; It's doesn't have to be taken in a negative way as a lot of you have rushed to assume. Why not use your time to send well wishes to the connections or if it offends you that much, donate some time or money to an anti-violence charity. That would seem to be a much better use of your day.
I agree with Russell. Pletcher has always been a whiner and someone looking for an excuse when his favorites lose.
108 and change got this colt hurt with that rabbit in the race......Orb clearly got a patient ride...Johnny V and Class trainer Shug......
I don't understand how you can say (Pletcher) a horse doesnt need surgery but his racing career is in jeopardy? Give the horse 9-12 months off and see what happens. He did run very well.
Poor Violence. This is horrible news about the possible end of his career. Poor baby, he has so much potential, so much talent! I feel for Violence. I'm definitely praying for him and hope fervently for a happy resolution for this turn of events in his life. I wish him a wonderful life. I hope he heals and reovers completely and that he is as pain free and comfortable as is possible. My good thoughts are with you, Violence. Your fans are all here for you, standing with you.
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