25 April 2010

eskendereya scratched from 136th run for the roses

winner of the fountain of youth stakes
gulfstream park, florida
20 february 2010

new york times:

The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby lost its likely favorite horse Sunday when trainer Todd Pletcher announced that Eskendereya was ailing in his left front leg and unable to compete in America’s greatest race, which takes place Saturday.

Eskendereya had crushed his peers by a combined 18 ¼ lengths in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct three weeks ago and the Fountain of Youth in Florida in February.


The new favorite for Saturday’s race is likely to be Lookin at Lucky, last year’s two-year-old champion, who is trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert. ~ read more