04/19/2013 4:19PM

Paynter, Haskell winner, works for return

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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.