Derby runner-up has been retired due to injury

Print
Email
|

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Injury is forcing the Kentucky Derby runner-up off the track.

 

Baffert's Pioneer of the Nile has been retired because of a soft tissue injury in his left front leg.

 

Baffert found the injury this weekend at Santa Anita where the colt is stabled.

 

A scan showed there was a chance the horse could return to the track in six to eight months but Baffert says he decided it wasn't worth the risk.

 

Print
Email
|