Un Ojo to Bypass Preakness Due to Foot Bruise

The same issue kept the grade 2 winner from starting in the Kentucky Derby (G1).


Un Ojo  will not run in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (G1) because of a bruised foot, according to trainer Ricky Courville.

The same injury that kept the son of Laoban  out of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) has flared up.

“This morning his foot was a little warm again,” Louisiana-based Courville said May 16. “The vets went over him, and he’s not 100%. I’m dealing with the same thing. I guess the work kind of re-aggravated it.”

The one-eyed gelding last worked May 14 at Churchill Downs where he breezed five furlongs in 1:02. The foot issue began following his prior work April 30, also at Churchill.


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