“We could tell he wasn’t right when he came out of his stall first thing this morning,” said Garoffalo from his Calder Race Course headquarters. “He’s got a bruised foot. It is not serious, but just bad timing. He’ll be fine. We just have to take care of it.”
Garoffalo will saddle Peras International’s 3-year-old filly Yara in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G3), the race before the Florida Derby. The daughter of Put It Back won the $250,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) over the track here last out on Feb. 25.