09/29/2012 10:51AM

Snow Fairy will miss remainder of season with an injury


Snow Fairy, one of the favorites for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next weekend, and an eagerly anticipated runner in the Breeders’ Cup, won’t race again in 2012 after suffering an undisclosed injury during a workout on Friday in England.

Trainer Ed Dunlop told The Racing Post that Snow Fairy’s injury was detected Friday evening when heat was found in one of her forelegs. The injury isn’t related to the tendon problem that took Snow Fairy out of action from December until this summer, but will cost her the remainder of 2012. Five-year-old Snow Fairy, however, is expected to return for a 2013 campaign.

A winner in nine of her 21 starts, Snow Fairy won both of her races this summer after returning from injury. In her most recent race, the Irish Champion Stakes, she scored an exciting win over high-class Nathaniel.

Paul_Tuon More than 1 year ago
According to most of the early betting outfits in Europe, Snow Fairy will be a post time favorite over Danedream and Nathaniel on the basis of her smashing victory over high-class Nathaniel last time out. That was music to my ears because I was going to bet against her and Danedream and picking Nathaniel instead for the win. Now I still pick and bet Nathaniel to win and maybe do some exacta plays, probably over Sea Moon and Camelot if he's in. I wish Snow Fairy was not injured and in the race, because a lot of money will bet on her; and now, all those money that would have gone to her is now directed at either Danedream or Nathaniel, making their odds much lower. As for Camelot, according to a respected Telegraph reporter, his connections want to run Camelot in the Arc if Joseph O'brien can make the weight for that race. Joseph O'brien is a big and tall langy individual just like his father Aidan and that means he's going to have tough time making weight for the Arc and for other future races as he grows older. Being 18 years of age, he's still growing and growing fast. So his jockey career may come to an end not because of his talent but because of his weight. According the Telegraph reporter, Aidan O'brien does't want to change Camelot's jockey at this late of the game--meaning the season ending game. If it's the beginning of the year there he might considers such a cvhange.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
I'm so sorry to hear Snow Fairy has a leg injury and will not be in the Arc de Triomphe or the Breeder's Cup. I was just going through the possible line up of the Breeder's Cup races Thursday and was so excited to see her name listed as a participant. I was really looking forward to seeing her race at Santa Anita. That's for naught now. I'm very disappointed she will not be a part of the fireworks on Breeder's Cup day. I wish Snow Fairy great good fortune and a happy, healing rest period. May she come back better than ever in 2013 and, maybe, she can come Stateside for the 2013 Breeder's Cup festivities.