08/25/2014 5:47PM

Social Inclusion sidelined with tendon injury


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Social Inclusion, who finished third in both the Wood Memorial and Preakness earlier this year, will be sidelined indefinitely due to a tendon injury, trainer Chad Brown reported Monday.

Social Inclusion was transferred from his former trainer, Manny Azpurua, to Brown by owner Ron Sanchez within days of his seventh-place finish in the Grade 1 Haskell at Monmouth Park on July 27. Brown subsequently sent Social Inclusion to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky to be examined by Dr. Larry Bramlage, who diagnosed Social Inclusion’s injury.

“The horse has a tendon injury,” Brown said. “It’s not quite as bad as we thought, or as it could have been, but there is an injury there. The horse does have a chance to make a full recovery from it, but it’s going to take some time and patience. He’s on a farm in Kentucky, and we’ll just monitor his progress from month to month to see how he’s doing. There’s a chance this horse could actually go back under tack in 60 days, if everything goes okay. We just need to see how this heals up first.”

Social Inclusion first gained national attention when dominating Honor Code, one of the leading Kentucky Derby candidates at the time, while setting a track record in the process winning a 1 1/16-mile allowance race at Gulfstream Park in March.  Following third-place finishes in the Wood Memorial and Preakness, Social Inclusion spent a whirlwind two weeks in New York where he was a potential candidate for the Belmont Stakes before his connections ultimately opted to turn him back to seven furlongs in the Grade 2 Woody Stephens. He finished third as the favorite, behind Bayern, in the Woody Stephens.

Earl Rhodes More than 1 year ago
Iam old school , never liked a three year old with four wraps , and a 113 byer ?
mike More than 1 year ago
Ray Sousa More than 1 year ago
The SOCIAL INCLUSION saga continues the general consensus is that this was a very talented horse that was somewhat mismanaged by Azpura and Sanches .the other side is that maybe he was not that talented and AZPURA actually got the most he could out of the horse .I think theres a little bias at work here. we see many similar type horses not work out in the PLETCHER/BAFFERT barns and other top barns and nobody calls them incompetent. GEMOLOGIST.HOPPERTUNITY.DANZA.TAP IT RICH.HAVANA.CAIRO PRINCE.SHANGAI BOBBY.UNCLE MO.ARCHWARRIOR.ALGORITHMS.
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Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Your comment is nothing but cheap bull. Manny is a great Horseman.
Howard Chinchuck More than 1 year ago
Gregg Scherr is telling how much they were offered for the horse. This is the same Greg Scherr who on facebook made up a P6 ticket that he bet. Going into the last race he was alive with 5 horses. ONE SMALL PROBLEM> Going into the last race EVERY HORSE would carry over the P6. HA HA HA The horse , IF RETIRED, would be a sire charging AT LEAST 7500 a shot. Figuring he covers about 80 mares the first 3 years That's $1.8M right there. Then as the babies start running, either they are good and the price rises or they are poor and he takes the horse to Venezuela to make babies there.
Walter More than 1 year ago
There is a positive side to all of this. Ron Sanchez stated that he does not need the money, so when SI heals, we can look forward to him racing for the next few years. I don't think Ron Sanchez has to whisk SI away to the breeding shed right away like so many other owners do with young horses.
Jay Stone More than 1 year ago
Everyone obviously has an opinion on what a horse is worth. He ran his races when rich people will pay anything for a good three year old. Crazy numbers are always thrown around until the derby then everything changes. All the crazy numbers are simply speculation and only Mr. Sanchez really knows. What is known is he was totally mismanaged and the owner has had his 15 minutes of fame. I do believe he was made to look far better than he really was by his affinity for the GP track. The owners says money means nothing to him and that's fine. Where his riches come from is nobody's business except the regulators in Venezula. Mr. Azpurua is a trainer with many years of experience who comes out of this mess as the loser.
Harriet Stone More than 1 year ago
"Ron Sanchez" is a great "businessman"
Harriet Stone More than 1 year ago
Social Inclusion was fast but that does not make one a top notch racehorse. If he was never serious about selling the horse then why did he engage in sales negotiations with several buyers. The fact is that he should have sold that pig and then would've really been able to enjoy his hobby. He is embarrassed and should be sent to the corner of the room wearing his dunce hat.
Daniel Alvarado More than 1 year ago
Obviously not everyone equates money with happiness like you Harriet...Because Ron Sanchez sure doesn't.
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
Seriously Harriet, what is wrong with you. Did he dump you at some point in your life? He made a decision, some work out some don't. I admire him for turning it down. And calling the horse a pig? Your'e an idiot. This horse has tons of natural speed. Track record, and third in the Preakness. If back and healthy, at 1 mile and maybe up to 1 1/8 he will be very competitive.
mike More than 1 year ago
Harriet Stone More than 1 year ago
Ron Sanchez is a more on.
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
Why don't you just enlighten us about the real hatred is all about.
Dee R. Eff More than 1 year ago
I knew a guy who turned down two million for colt that was the early favorite for the Derby. He said I got two million, I'd rather have a Derby horse. The horse got injured prior to the Derby. Does that make him an idiot? Does that make the horse a pig? You need to get a grip Harriet.
Harriet Stone More than 1 year ago
The fact remains that "Sanchez" should've sold him after he beat the broken down Shug horse after winning that day at GP. He almost sold him but didn't when the new possible co-owners demanded a trainer switch. The bozo said no. The bozo could've sold a horse that was not really that good for about $6 million. In the end, "Sanchez" changed trainers ON HIS OWN. The whole story is pathetic i.e. "Ron Sanchez"
L. More than 1 year ago
You need to go find another sport to rant about. I wouldn't have sold the horse either but then I would have let the horse come into his own instead of rushing him. Money isn't the buy all end all for some people. Clearly YOU have no horse sense and no horse would ever be good enough for you to keep. I'd hate to be in your barn. Just out of curiosity, do you consider the CA Chrome people just as stupid for turning down more money for CA Chrome?
mike More than 1 year ago
L. Agree with you a hundred per cent. Harriet probably doesn't a dog,much less a racehorse. She seriously needs to move on.
mike More than 1 year ago
Says the pig". You seriously need a reality check.
Lawrence Vaccarelli More than 1 year ago
wow your nasty...so SI is a pig ?..I will be honest ..I never cared for him and always bet around him....the name just turned me off ...too much of a touchy feely name....but he is not a pig...over rated yes....pig no...horse should have been sold for the what was it ?...5,6,7,8 million ?....what a dolt.
B More than 1 year ago
I don't think I've ever seen a major horse handled as badly as this one has been.
L. More than 1 year ago
Oh I've seen quite a few over the years...he's just the latest.
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Look at the casualty list from the BIG barns.