10/04/2009 11:00PM

Pair suffer fractures in Norfolk


ARCADIA, Calif. - While the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita established Lookin at Lucky as the Breeders' Cup Juvenile favorite, two other colts suffered injuries in the main-track race and are off the trail.

Jung Man Scott and John Scott finished in a dead heat for fourth; both sustained condylar fractures. They are sidelined until at least next year.

Jung Man Scott suffered a fracture to the right front; John Scott sustained a fractured left hind. It was not clear at what point in the 1 1/16-mile Pro-Ride race that the colts were injured. They finished 2 1/4 lengths behind Lookin at Lucky, whose trainer, Bob Baffert, confirmed Monday that he came out of his victory in good shape.

According to Jung Man Scott's trainer, Richard Dutrow Jr., the injury was evident immediately after the Norfolk. Jockey Rafael Bejarano said Jung Man Scott was lugging in through the lane. Dutrow said the injury was evident "right away when the jockey jumped off."

Jung Man Scott was X-rayed Sunday evening. The examination revealed a nondisplaced condylar fracture of the right front. Dutrow said Jung Man Scott was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to insert screws in the break. It was not clear how long the colt would be out.

The injury does not change Dutrow's plans to send three horses to Santa Anita for the Breeder's Cup, he said. Dutrow trains three Breeders' Cup prospects - D' Funnybone (Juvenile), Rising Moon (Marathon), and Court Vision (Mile). Jung Man Scott, a New York-bred sired by Freud, has won 1 of 4.

John Scott emerged as the leading California-bred 2-year-old this summer at Del Mar, where he won two sprints including the I'm Smokin Stakes. Carla Gaines trains the son of Bertrando, whose injury became apparent while he was cooling out. X-rays on Sunday evening confirmed the break.

Gaines said the left hind fracture was not displaced, which increases the likelihood that John Scott will fully recover.

"We were lucky," she said.

John Scott will undergo surgery to insert a screw, or screws, in the break. John Scott has won 2 of 3.