02/27/2007 12:00AM

Real Quiet has foot abscess

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Real Quiet, winner of the 1998 Kentucky Derby, has been sent to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, where he is being treated for an abscess in his left hind foot.

Officials at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane in New Freedom, Pa., shipped the 12-year-old Real Quiet to New Bolton on Feb. 19 after he showed signs of discomfort during breeding. Real Quiet stands for a $5,000 fee this year.

"He's going in the right direction," said syndicate manager Mike Jester. "He had a nuclear scan on Friday and that showed he had heat in both hind feet, but the bloodwork and tests didn't detect anything to alarm them."

Real Quiet was the second of three horses to win the Kentucky Derby for trainer Bob Baffert. Campaigned by Mike Pegram, Real Quiet also won the 1998 Preakness and was named that season's champion 3-year-old colt. His other wins include the 1997 Hollywood Futurity and the 1999 Pimlico Special and Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap.

At stud, Real Quiet has sired 2007 Grade 1 winner Pussycat Doll, 2006 Grade 1 winner Wonder Lady Anne L, and such other graded performers as Quiet Cash, Midnight Lute, and Bull Ranch.