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Shanghai Bobby out indefinitely with injury
Shanghai Bobby, last year’s 2-year-old champion male, has been found to have a stress fracture and will be out indefinitely, his connections announced Thursday afternoon.
Already off the Kentucky Derby trail following his disappointing fifth-place finish in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream on March 30, Shanghai Bobby was diagnosed with a pelvic stress fracture, according to a press release put out by Starlight Racing, which owns Shanghai Bobby along with Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Michael Tabor.
According to the release, Shanghai Bobby will need a 90-day rest period, but could make a full recovery.
“Although it is disappointing that Shanghai Bobby has sustained this injury, perhaps this offers an explanation of his performance in the Florida Derby,” trainer Todd Pletcher said in the release.
Shanghai Bobby went 5 for 5 as a 2-year-old including victories in the Grade 2 Hopeful, Grade 1 Champagne and Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
In two starts at 3, he finished second in the Holy Bull on Jan. 26 before running fifth in the Florida Derby.
Why doesn't someone look at this trainer and his record on injuries. Every year at derby time this happens - Instead of picking on Vyjack's trainer - lets look at this one instead - not a good derby track record.
how many is it this year he has gone thru violence, bobby, over analyze who else this guy always injurs his 3yo prospects eskendreya the wood winner last year im sure im missing many other
ok lets not get carried away here..he has a stress fracture and could be back in 90 days...these are athletes competing under stressful conditions its a normal injury..shangai was a precocious 2yo who won his 5 races and became champion 2yo and he is a sprinter miler not a classic distance derby horse in 90 days if they decide not to send him to stud he will be back to sprinting..yes pletcher pushes his young horses to get to the big races but in this case there's nothing tragic here for people to get in a knot over.
The Math is simply, a good horse is worth more at Stud than racing. With stallions going to the Southern hemisphere , the earnings of a Stallion have double.
PAR FOR THE COURSE! Shanghai Bobby was an early bloomer but hasnt translated to a viable 3 year old. Facts are facts. Hope the horse heals and lives a long life.
How many horses of the amazing Todd have broken down and the press NEVER covers this side of the story...Every turf writer bows down to this incompetent .It's a scam, In my opinion. Runs horses once every 5 weeks or so he can get his 130.00 day money because that he is only way he can keep theses horse's running before they break down. He learned his lessons well from D.Wayne.
Too much too soon. 2 year olds are still developing; putting them through a rigourous training and racing schedule is counter productive - unless your goal is to have a champion 2 year old and then a retired horse.
Just to much stress WAY to early for todays 2yo T-Breds...A blind man/woman can see that...But as a bunch of us know, its all about the $$$...
And so it goes...
NO WAY A PLETCHER HORSE !
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