10/18/2003 11:00PM

Injury forces Cactus Ridge out of Juvenile


CHICAGO - The unbeaten 2-year-old Cactus Ridge will miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile because of an injury to his right knee. Cactus Ridge, who has started his career with four straight wins, breezed well at Hawthorne on Saturday, but showed signs of soreness Sunday morning, when the injury was detected.

"We took some X-rays and discovered the injury in his right knee," said Bret Calhoun, who trains Cactus Ridge for Toby Keith's Dream Walkin' Farm. "It's not a career threatening, but he'll be laid up for a couple of months. We'll have to look forward to a 3-year-old campaign"