02/15/2004 12:00AM

Second of June fractures cannon bone

Second of June after victory in Jan. 17 Holy Bull Stakes. The June foal by Louis Quatorze came out of Saturday's Fountain of Youth with a condylar fracture of a cannon bone and will be sidelined several months.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Second of June, who finished second to Read the Foototes in Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, came out of the race with a condylar fracture of a cannon bone and was scheduled to have surgery at noon on Sunday, trainer Bill Cesare said Sunday morning.

The surgery was going to be performed by Dr. Stephen Selway at a clinic at Gulfstream Park.

"The fracture's not displaced, and it's not real wide, but it's there," Cesare said. "It shouldn't effect him, other than time."

Cesare said Second of June would likely need two screws inserted in the fracture to promote healing. He estimated the colt would be sidelined until the end of the year.

"He'll be off for three or four months. He probably won't be ready to run until November or December," Cesare said.

Second of June is based at Calder with Cesare, but he was kept at Gulfstream Saturday night after the injury was discovered.

Second of June became one of the leading Kentucky Derby prospects this spring when he won the What a Pleasure Stakes at Calder and the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. He has four times in seven starts.