05/08/2013 5:39PM

Kentucky Derby: Falling Sky has ankle chip removed

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Barbara D. Livingston
Falling Sky may be able to resume racing this fall after undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his ankle.

Falling Sky, who finished last in the Kentucky Derby, had surgery to remove a chip out of his left front ankle, trainer John Terranova said Wednesday.

Terranova said that “everything went beautiful” and Falling Sky could resume training in 60 days.

“We’ll probably see him back in the fall,” Terranova said.

Terranova also said that Swift Warrior, who scratched out of the Woodford Reserve, would most likely run back in the Dixie Stakes at Pimlico.

Terranova said Swift Warrior had tied up which led to his being scratched.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A comment was posted after an article was written that the owners of Falling Sky had decided to run in the Ky. Derby that lamented their decision and hoped that they did not ruin him. He was the biggest price in the race and the prophetic poster's favorite to run last. For some, Orb, the race favorite to win, and Falling Sky the favorite to run last, resulted in a chalky result at both ends.
Frank More than 1 year ago
Another trainer/owners connections forcing their horse and now they hurt him. Take a page from the Shug book! Of course you probably don't know how to read!