Updated on 09/17/2011 10:11AM

Xtra Heat out of Dubai race


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Xtra Heat was scratched from Saturday's Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen after she injured her left front ankle when cast in her stall Friday morning.

Trainer John Salzman reported the incident to the stewards of the Emirates Racing Association, who ordered her withdrawal from the $2 million sprint, in which she had finished third last year.

"Xtra Heat has some heat in the ankle but no filling," Salzman said. "She's got a problem, and I'm not going to run her."

Salzman said that Xtra Heat will be shipped back to the United States on Sunday as originally planned and he is hopeful she will be able to continue her racing career.