12/27/2014 2:46PM

Taris out for first half of 2015 with ankle injury

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Taris, the winner of the Wide Country Stakes, will be sidelined for the first half of 2015 after injuring her ankle Friday in the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Taris, purchased for $2.35 million in November, will be sidelined until the second half of 2015 after injuring an ankle during a second-place finish Friday in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita.

On Saturday, trainer Simon Callaghan said the injury was diagnosed in the hours after the La Brea, adding Taris will undergo surgery Monday to stabilize her right front ankle. Callaghan described the injury as a non-displaced condylar fracture that will require the insertion of screws to repair the break.

Taris, 3, will be sent to Ashford Stud in Kentucky in early January for recovery and is expected to resume training in the summer, Callaghan said.

“The prognosis is good for the long term,” he said. “We plan to have her back in training for the summer, and hopefully we can have a good second half of the season. The Breeders’ Cup will be the goal. It’s sort of a clean break. It should heal very well. My vets and the [Ashford] vets have looked at the X-rays.”

Taris, by Flatter, races for Susan Magnier, Derrick Smith, and Michael Tabor, who bought her at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sale in November.

In the $301,000 La Brea Stakes, Taris, the 7-10 favorite, set a quick pace and led by 3 1/2 lengths with a furlong to go before losing by a half-length to the 12-1 outsider Sam’s Sister.

Taris has won 4 of 6 starts and earned $335,700. She won the Wide Country Stakes over seven furlongs at Laurel in January in her second start and the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes by nine lengths at Keeneland on Oct. 18, weeks before she was sold at auction.

Paul Dunahm More than 1 year ago
I don't like to think this but maybe the new training requiem on the new surface had something to do with this. She is still an immature young horse. Hope she comes back better than ever and lives up to her full potential.
Walter More than 1 year ago
Terrible ride by Bejarano! He went too fast too early. Definitely cost her the race and probably contributed to the injury.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
I'm glad she is going to COOLMORE. She will get the best possible care.
kpaxcmdr . More than 1 year ago
Lost a huge bet (ex/tri) because she didn't win.I want my money back!And I know Coolmore can afford it,so what is the next step?
harpharper . More than 1 year ago
Call the SA stewards. They will tell you that Taris breaking her ankle had no impact on the race, and that she was going to finish second anyway.
mike More than 1 year ago
harpharper . More than 1 year ago
I guess U bet Bayern. Doubtful he would have won had he not knocked out the other speed and impeded SB, the horse that would have beaten him. U mf idiot.
Capo Capo More than 1 year ago
mike More than 1 year ago
That's your problem,no one placed a gun to your head and forced you.
Howard Schwartz More than 1 year ago
You cannot be serious. A horse breaks an ankle and your worried about money. You should not only be ruled off every racetrack in the world, but the human race.
Capo Capo More than 1 year ago
The next step is for you to s*ck it up and move on. Are YOU going to refund my big win/place/show wager I made on VE day in the Classic? no. Will I go around crying about it?...no.
mike More than 1 year ago
Hope you lose everytime.
harpharper . More than 1 year ago
I hope I run into you at Turf Paradise.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
No one thought she could lose in the last 1/8 yesterday, now we know why.
Girl fromMars More than 1 year ago
She's a freak. Hope she heals completely and comes back to win lots of Grade 1s.
Patricia Diers More than 1 year ago
UGH---Poor gal