09/29/2012 9:51AM

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.