02/24/2014 10:16PM

Streaming out for two months with bone chip

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Streaming, winning the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet in December, finished last in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Streaming, the winner of the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes last December, has been found to have a bone chip in a knee following a last-place finish in the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Trainer Bob Baffert said that the bone chip was diagnosed on Monday, and that Streaming is expected to be out of training for two months. The injury will prevent her from starting in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 2.

“She’ll go to Kentucky and have the chip taken out there,” he said. “Usually, it’s like 60 days off. The knee was warm today. We X-rayed her and there was a small little chip in there. It explains her race.”

Streaming finished last of seven as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra, run over 1 1/16 miles. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Streaming led to early stretch before fading from contention. Baffert said he was initially unable to understand the loss until the injury surfaced.

“It was so not her,” Baffert said. “I was in shock with how she ran. Martin said she just quit running.”

Streaming races for breeders John Sikura and Edward McGhee. By Smart Strike, Streaming has won 2 of 4 starts and earned $349,000. Aside from her win in the $500,000 Hollywood Starlet at Hollywood Park, Streaming was second in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 1.

Justin Mato More than 1 year ago
Oh my god no way another injured Baffert horse?
TheRaiderFan More than 1 year ago
You better hurry up and take all your grade 1 winning horses out of his barn before it's too late! Oh wait, you're not an owner just an anonymous internet tough guy bad mouthing a person you've never met.
m More than 1 year ago
Anonymous is spelt A-n-o-n-y-m-o-u-s NOT J-u-s-t-I-n
Greg Stevens More than 1 year ago
The man has 1,000 horses so of course he has more horses with issues...his percent of horses injured is no higher than anyone else
TheRaiderFan More than 1 year ago
Get well soon, Streaming. No one likes to see talent on the shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People like Westin are a big reason the sport of horse racing is dying.
RayC More than 1 year ago
How sick is this makeing comments on an injury.When you trip over your carpet in your house or fall down would it be nice to say to you how do you like your carpets now grow upRay
Westin Niles More than 1 year ago
That's too bad. I wonder how Baffert likes those "dirt" surfaces now. Now, he can watch the "Kentucky Oaks" from the couch. ROTFLMFAO!!!!
AzHorsePlayer More than 1 year ago
He will be in the stands waiting for his colt the following day win the Kentucky Derby...you on the other hand will be watching from your couch to both races:)
m More than 1 year ago
LOLOL nice one AZ