04/17/2010 11:00PM

She Be Wild injured and out of Oaks

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Barbara D. Livingston
She Be Wild will recuperate on a farm in the Lexington area and is not necessarily retired, trainer Wayne Catalano said.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - She Be Wild, the 2-year-old filly champion of 2009, underwent a 30-minute surgery Sunday to repair a fracture in her left front pastern and is out of action indefinitely, although not necessarily retired, said trainer Wayne Catalano.

She Be Wild apparently suffered the injury in a routine gallop Sunday morning at Keeneland in Lexington, said Catalano. "Dr. Gary Priest inserted a screw in the leg, and everything went well," said Catalano. "The filly's fine now, and that's the main thing. Obviously we're very sad about it, but it's part of the game."

She Be Wild, most recently third in the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, was being pointed to the April 30 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. She won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies last fall at Santa Anita to earn a divisional Eclipse Award.

She Be Wild, by Offlee Wild, was bred and is owned by Nancy Mazzoni, who has a farm in the Lexington area where the filly will recuperate from the surgery, said Catalano.