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Nehro to have surgery for ankle chip; to return next year
By Marty McGee
Nehro, the 2011 Kentucky Derby runner-up, came out of his sixth in the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs with an ankle chip. It will be removed by Dr. Larry Bramlage by arthroscopic surgery this week.
The injury is not career-threatening, according to Ahmed Zayat, whose Zayat Stables owns the 4-year-old colt.
Nehro has been sent from the Churchill barn of trainer Steve Asmussen to WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., where it was expected the colt will be taken to the Rood and Riddle equine hospital sometime this week, said Zayat.
“We absolutely hope to have him back to run as a 5-year-old,” said Zayat.
This will be the second extended layoff for Nehro, a son of Mineshaft. The colt also came out of a fourth-place finish in the 2011 Belmont Stakes with an ankle injury and was off more than eight months before returning to action at Fair Grounds in late February.
Nehro has won twice from 11 career starts while also running second in the Louisiana, Arkansas, and Kentucky derbies, as well as the Pimlico Special last month.
did you read this I'll Have Another camp?!?!?!? what did they find in New York that they didn't find in Kentucky?
There's a tremendous opportunity in literature for anyone who will catalogue the extensive list of /business decisions, horses either euthanized or had their racing careers end prematurely because of injury, and then able to provide insights and analysis of each horse and the group as a whole plus what steps can be taken, beginning right now, to rectify this phenomenon. It's depriving fans of quality racing as well as being able to watch superstars, and impacting the breeding aspect of the "business".
A lot of sour grapes being expressed on this thread. I choose to stay positive. Get well soon, Nehro
When is the last time a horse got hurt in a Triple Crown race, missed a lot of time, then came back to be the same horse he was before?
So the top 2 finishers from last years Derby and the winner of this years have all turned out to be unsound. That's just dandy. I hope their offspring aren't as unsound as they are. Makes me appreciate horses that don't get hurt even more. I think Cigar and Skip Away are the last great "old-school" champions we'll see.
Wonderful horse with a lot of heart. Was at Oaklawn park and saw his Arkansas Derby run. Was impressed enough to use him as one of my Kentucky Derby horses in the tri and hit it for over $3,000. Any owner would be happy to have a horse who ran second in three Derby's plus the Pmlico Special in his stable. Guess D down below is jealous because people talk about this horse and not him. Don't think D ever heard of Zenatta either.
Over-rated? He's just another pop-out from the WalmsrtBaby Farm.
The race he won was a glorified claiming race this horse couldn't win a N1X race on a weekday card in NY! He was a HORRIBLE bet going into the KY Derby and he is still a horrible bet. One run horses are the worse bets at the track and when you get connections such as these they will always be over bet. This is AMERICAN RACING if your not within the first 3 lengths of the leader you have no chance to win on a consistence basis...
OVER-RATED I will miss being able to bet against him at the track. Please come back soon and train like a monster so you can suck some more money at the windows!! They should have a match race Nehro and THAS another OVER-RATED TB the people just love to talk about!!
This horse has been a major disappointment. From looking like the derby winner at the 3/8ths pole to still eligible for n2x.
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