While it is true that Royal Rebel did have a foot abscess
on two occasions and this may well have affected his fitness, we didnit think so at the time and I was reporting to his owner that the horse had never been better in his life.
Having missed the Triple Crown with a foot abscess
, Texas Red - trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his brother Kent - took control turning into the stretch and had more than enough to keep odds-on Frosted at bay in this designated trial for the Travers Stakes on August 29.
But, denied a run in a Grade 1 on the same track in December due to a foot abscess
, he wasn't seen again until Easter, when finishing only fourth to Lieutenant Colonel in a Grade 2 novice event.
She had an issue last Saturday when she had a foot abscess
and was acutely lame.
The three-year-old filly, who missed the St Leger at Doncaster two weeks ago because of a foot abscess
, cantered over ten furlongs on dirt at the track.
Even before Old Trieste's foot abscess
and fever turned the ``now'' horse into the ``no'' horse this week, something was missing from Sunday's Hollywood Gold Cup.
VVWHAT they say Brian Ellison, trainer of Baraweez He developed a foot abscess
so we had to take his shoe off, but we're hopeful he'll be able to take his chance.
JOHN OXX confirmed yesterday that he'll be doubly-represented in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, with Johnny Murtagh set to partner Born To Sea and longshot Call To Battle forced to miss the race due to a foot abscess
The John Gosden-trained colt, who did not make his racecourse debut until July because of a lung infection and foot abscess
, had recovered from an injury scare earlier this week before being confirmed a runner for the oldest Classic.
Owner Gary Biszantz indicated the illness stems from the body's efforts to fight a recurrence of a foot abscess
, one of the maladies that sidelined Old Trieste for months before his seven-length victory in the May 29 Californian.