12/30/2012 6:37PM

Santa Anita: Flashback appears fine physically

Shigeki Kikkawa
So far, trainer Bob Baffert has been unable to detect any injury in his young prospect Flashback, who missed a workout Friday as a precautionary measure.

Flashback, one of Bob Baffert’s top 3-year-old prospects for 2013, has resumed training after missing a workout last Friday because of concern over his condition.

Flashback was moments from a workout when jockey Martin Garcia and Baffert decided, via radio communication, to abandon the workout. At the time, Flashback did not have a fluid motion in his hind end. After being observed at the barn later that morning, no injuries surfaced.

Baffert said that Flashback galloped on the main track on Saturday and Sunday, and was scheduled to undergo a nuclear scan test on Monday.

Nuclear scan tests can detect minor injuries that can lead to more serious problems.

As for Friday’s incident, Baffert said that Flashback “might have stepped on something” that caused him to travel poorly. “He was fine after that,” he said.

Owned by Gary and Mary West, Flashback won a seven-furlong maiden race by 3 1/2 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 8 in his career debut.

John More than 1 year ago
Oh Oh, another Tweebster in the making ! Too bad "butcher bob" doesnt get a fever and go away ! Treating a horse like what he did to Tweebster is unfathomable ! Just bite the bullet, donate him to CERF and CARE about the animals that put food on your familys table ! Greed is not very good bobby ! Karma will jump up and bite you one day !
Sally More than 1 year ago
Stop with this tweeber nonsense. If you read my comment on your other post then you would realize what garbage you are typing. And by the way, Mr. Baffert is taking lots of precautionary measures to make sure he dosent get hurt! He is protecting and caring for this horse.
ron breton More than 1 year ago
Finally i can breath a sigh ...........
myjockwon More than 1 year ago
probably had a fever isn't that what all of Bafferts horses have before the real truth comes out. Lookin at lucky, fever Bodemeister ,fever, Paynter, fever, The Factor, fever
Biggar W More than 1 year ago
How much did those washouts you mentioned bring the owners to stand at stud. Your definition of failure is different than mine.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
The horse always comes first. Right-On Bob and Martin
David Morant More than 1 year ago
The horse always comes first with Baffert? Tell that to Tweebster. Oh ... that's right ... you can't ... he got dropped into a low level claimer and died today. RIP :(
Rachel Harding More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately this statement is true, poor horse broke an ankle it looked like on the gallop out past the wire. Such a shame, saw this horse run a while back.
Sally More than 1 year ago
You have to realize that the race Tweebster was put in has nothing to do with the fact he broke down. He had finished 4th, 6th, 6th, and 4th, so he was getting a class relief. It could of happened anytime, in any race. Horses can take one bad step and thats the end of it. Barbaro, Ruffian, Go for Wand...
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Nuclear Scan.. Holy overkill Bob. Ever hear of hoof testers, green salts and hot water. Followed by packing the hoof. Save bout $2000. Better safe than sorry I guess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing said here that pointed to hoof sourced problem, dude.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
' might have stepped on something'..read the other article where bob said he thought it could be a hoof day they cancelled his work. Dude.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Unless by taking a bad step he hurt his stifle. Or worse maybe stretched his sacroiliac ligament. Or a rear suspensory. But thosetypes of physical injuries are detectable without vets or nuclear scans if you put your hands on the colt at all. Or watch em jog. So I'll go with a bruised hoof. Bruises don't show up right away in hooves. Especially deep ones. Need another lesson?
Lisa More than 1 year ago
And this seems to have been a year for bruises and abcesses. With lameness I always start from the bottom up if they were fine the moment before. 30 years of owning and showingteaches you alot and yes Thomas putting your hands on them can tell you alot right away.
BrandonLayer More than 1 year ago
Why would Bob Baffert care about saving $2,000 on a horse? Better safe than sorry? Heck yeah. Something tells me Baffert knows all about that other stuff too.