Animal Kingdom faces long layoff

Animal Kingdom out

Eurosport

The Kentucky Derby winner was pulled out of the Dubai meeting last week, having been well fancied by bookmakers, and is expected to be sidelined for three months.

The injury in question is a stress fracture of the pelvis, which according to his trainer Graham Motion, is unrelated to the injury that kept him out for eight months following last year’s Belmont Stakes.

"He does not have a fracture per se,” said Motion. “It's the beginnings of a fracture. It's not an injury that can be discovered by a simple x-ray. Fortunately we got him in for the bone scan and it’s great we were able to catch this thing before it became more significant.”

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Win cash in one day fantasy football contests. Join now!

    Learn how to play

    Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
    Premier League Cup Round 3 [£1.5K Free] 28730/500000 Free £1500 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
    Champions League £1,000 Round 16 37/225 £5 £1000 Tomorrow 2:45 PM Enter
    Champions League £300 Round 16 86/340 £1 £300 Tomorrow 2:45 PM Enter