08/19/2013 12:13PM

Saratoga: Fiftyshadesofgold injured, will miss rest of year

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Barbara D. Livingston
Stakes-winning filly Fiftyshadesofgold will miss the rest of the year with a broken left shin and a chip in her right knee.

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Upon further review, Fiftyshadesofgold did not escape the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes here unscathed.

Fiftyshadesofgold, who was interfered with along the rail in the stretch of the Aug. 11 Adirondack by Who’s in Town, has a fractured left shin and a chip in her right knee and will be out for the rest of the year, according to trainer Bret Calhoun.

Calhoun said doctors told him that Fiftyshadesofgold should make a complete recovery from both issues.

Fiftyshadesofgold, who won her first two starts, including the $100,000 Debutante Stakes by eight lengths at Churchill Downs, arrived at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital on Monday and was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Calhoun said.

Calhoun said the fractured shin was diagnosed last week, a few days after the Adirondack, in which Fiftyshadesofgold was steadied twice by jockey Corey Lanerie after Who’s in Town, under Joel Rosario, came over on her. Calhoun said the chip in the knee wasn’t discovered until Monday morning, when, upon arrival at Rood & Riddle, a complete set of X-rays was taken of the filly.

“When you have a race like that, you don’t end up winning, and then she comes out of it with an injury, it’s very disappointing,” Calhoun said. “It was a roughly run race. I thought right after the race we were OK, but then the third or fourth day, we realized we had a problem.”

Calhoun also trains Bahnah, the dead-heat winner of the Grade 3 Schuylerville on opening day. She is being pointed to the Grade 1 Spinaway here Sept. 1.

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Jane 9 months ago
She reminds me so much of Eight Belles. I looked up her pedigree and found that she's Eight Belles' niece.
jttf More than 1 year ago
this is why stewards should take down horses who cause a dangerous situation for another horse and jockey. today's stewards only concentrate on if a horse lost a placing. thanks for caring about the horse and jockey's health.
Guy John More than 1 year ago
Rosario should be suspended for as long as the horse. That was a dangerous ride especially coming down on a 2 yr old with grade 1 potential.
Guy John More than 1 year ago
Part Corey's fault too trying to squeeze that big horse along the rail.
Bob More than 1 year ago
No winning in this, if Corey doesn't try to make room he gets called a scared rider. If he swings outside they say he lost ground and cost hime race. If he gets thru and wins on the rail everyone is a winner and were not chatting. It's all in hindsight like the game in general
Tom More than 1 year ago
You are an idiot. You think it's Corey's fault that Joel tried to put him over the rail and broke down Bret Calhoun's best horse. Wow! You should be banned from this site. The said part is people like u defend Joel. He got 3 days. If he appeals gets 7. Wow! He'll take them at the end of Belmont and before Gulfstream won't miss anytime. Meanwhile, Bret losses his best prospect for 6 months. Fair I think not... And to blame Corey stupid.
matthew_melton More than 1 year ago
0% Corey's fault. The sport is supposed to have rules.
matthew_melton More than 1 year ago
the most blatant and careless ride I've seen in years. And no suspension
Bellwether4U More than 1 year ago
Lets hope she makes a full recovery...
Horse 2win More than 1 year ago
Here's to a speedy recovery, looking forward to her 3yr old season.
martymar . More than 1 year ago
that's terrible news