12/29/2013 2:32PM

Santa Anita: Indy Point sustains career-threatening suspensory injury

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Indy Point wins the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship on Sept. 29 at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Indy Point, third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita in November, suffered a suspensory injury while training earlier this month and has been sent to Argentina, where he was bred and began his racing career, trainer Richard Mandella said Sunday.

Indy Point was sent to Argentina before Christmas and will be evaluated in 2014 regarding his racing future. It is possible that Indy Point will be retired, Mandella said.

“He’s hurt,” Mandella said. “He strained a suspensory ligament. They took him back to Argentina. If it looks good enough, they’ll send him back.”

A 5-year-old in 2014, Indy Point has won 7 of 16 starts and earned $959,961. By Indygo Shiner, Indy Point won three Group 1 races in Argentina before being sent to the United States.

In 2013, Indy Point won 2 of 4 starts and earned $456,580.

Indy Point won his American debut in the Wickerr Stakes over a mile on turf at Del Mar in July but finished last of 13 in the Arlington Million on Aug. 17. Indy Point rebounded to win the Grade 2 John Henry Turf Championship over 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita on Sept. 29 before finishing 1 1/4 lengths behind the victorious Magician in the BC Turf over 1 1/2 miles.

sjm80s . More than 1 year ago
DRF has completely lost my past performance business. When they lose all of their PP business, they will be in trouble. After all, its DAILY RACING FORM.
martymar . More than 1 year ago
Completely off topic: but for a content pay site why is it there is no article about the passing of Jimmy aka as Black Caviar half sibling? Most of the articles are self serving and has nothing to do with journalism anymore. The race results analysis are normally a paragraph, I tried the paid content for 2 months and there wasn't really anything that worth paying for.
John More than 1 year ago
From the words of one of the DRF writers, who asked to remain , unseen, the pay for reading is a complete bust ! WHY pay, when you can get the same info, even more on Equabase and Bloodhorse..............! They began to charge when they didnt have anyone who they could hire that could shorten the names in the running lines shorter than 2 letters ! You have to be a mind reader to figure the running lines now..............AND, they dont highlight if the horse has come back to win ! Cheapo's ...........and I agree, the PLACE PICK ALL was a great bet, and they keep QUINELLA's...........my God, idiotic decisions run rampant at DRF and Santa Anita..........and we thought they cared about us, the bettors , NOPE ! The DRF is like the Titanic, too many chiefs making the wrong turns ! "ICEBERG "
Brodieville More than 1 year ago
I don't like the Direction DRF is taking: charging for ALL content. And then the So. Cal. tracks drop the Place Pick All- my favorite Bet!! why are industry icons trying to drive away the fan base: the little guy???
Anil More than 1 year ago
Go to bloodhorse.com .... All the same news for free.
Vince Lentini More than 1 year ago
It's Bafferts fault......he gets blamed for everything else
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
What's Bafferts' fault - Is Bafferts' fault.
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Love this horse, 16 starts ran out of money only twice. Stay home in Argentina and make babies. Maybe he could become the next Candy Stripes.
jttf More than 1 year ago
Why do California trainers overwork their horses ? Indy point has 6 furlong work and then a mile workout a week later. Then runs a good third in the breeders cup turf. Nice improvement, but it shortens their career. California trainers and owners don't care about the health of the horses.
Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
Nothing like overgeneralizing. Perhaps you could ask John Shirreffs, for only one example, if he cares about the health of his horses.
Mike More than 1 year ago
Don't question one of the most respected trainers in the game. Richard Mandela and John sheriffs are two trainers that actually care about their horses and give them the time to mature and improve. They have the utmost respect for horses and make all their decisions based on the horses well being. I could understand If your talking about baffert, Pletcher or assmussen. But to call out Mandela your barkin up the wrong tree. Don't try to drag a guys name through the mud, when he's done nothing but better the sport and treats his horses the same as he'd treat his own kids. So jttf I suggest you get your facts straight before you call out a hall of fame trainer.
jttf More than 1 year ago
Sherriffs moved to n.y. Why did setsuko layoff for 21 months after finishing 2nd in big cap? Name me the 3year old California horses that ran well in the 2013 ? In 2012, I'll have another, bodemeister and creative cause ran 1st,2nd and 3rd in the Preakness. But we never saw them run again. Multiple long works by California horses. Secret circle had 18 months off before winning this years breeders cup sprint. New years day is retired. many other examples. This is a new trend of training the last two years that I call blade runners training. Another free class to learn from.
Mike More than 1 year ago
Sheriffs moved half his barn to NY and most of them are already coming back. Setsuko cut up his leg battling with twirling candy in the big cap. Why wouldn't you lay the horse off until he's healthy? Isn't that what respectable trainers do? I didn't see him drop in for a tag like baffert does when his graded stakes horses are no longer fit. And when a horse is off that long of course Richards goin to put a few mile workouts into his horse to make sure he's fit going into a grade 3. And I don't understand your reasoning for mentioning ill have another, bodemeister, New Year's Day, secret circle and creative cause. Mandella didn't train any of those horses. Baffert trained 3 of those horses. Are their trainers who over work their horses and care more about winning than the animals themselves? Yes. Is Richard mandella one of them? Not a chance in hell. So don't try to defend your comments by throwing out names of horses that have been injured, when the trainer your questioning has never been associated with any of them.
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
You need to stop it.
R. Carlos Nanez More than 1 year ago
You don't have clue about horses from Argentina, they required a lots of steady work in order to keep them fit, because that's the way they train in Argentina.
jttf More than 1 year ago
How many times did he run on a dehydrating med in Argentina? Those horses can run 40 times a year down there without lasix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A shame. Terrific race horse and still quite young. Perhaps they can get him back.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
That's a drag, thankfully it's not worse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened to the PPs for the "free" race today? It seems like it only comes out about twice a week now.