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.