02/24/2013 1:33PM

Gulfstream Park: Violence fractures sesamoid, putting racing career in jeopardy

Tom Keyser
Violence, who sustained his first career loss when second in Saturday's Fountain of Youth, will not require surgery to repair his fractured sesamoid but is unlikely to race again.

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.

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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.