04/19/2013 5:19PM

Paynter, Haskell winner, works for return

Barbara D. Livingston
Paynter had his training interrupted by foot trouble.

Paynter, who was seriously ill last fall with colitis and laminitis, moved closer to a comeback with a three-furlong workout in 36.20 seconds at Hollywood Park on Friday.

Paynter, 4, had not worked since March 29 at Santa Anita, a break that trainer Bob Baffert said was caused by tender feet. Baffert has not picked a comeback race for Paynter, who is owned by Zayat Stables.

A winner of 3 of 6 starts and $952,224, Paynter is best known for winning the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park last August and finishing second in the Belmont Stakes.

Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
Poor Paynter. Maybe BB and the Zayats should let him retire. Maybe HE doesn't want to race with bad feet. Just sayin.
Jerome Moynihan More than 1 year ago
I believe that if Paynter's feet continue to stall his progress that BB etal will indeed allow him to retire.in the meantime the horse deserves a chance to make a complete come-back. I'm rooting for him.