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Monday, July 30 2012

Queen’s Plate champion Strait of Dover out of Breeders’ Stakes

TORONTO, July 30 - Queen's Plate champion, Strait of Dover, who would have been the likely favourite for Sunday's Breeders' Stakes, third and turf jewel of Canada's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, has suffered a leg injury and is out for the season.

"He has a small tear in the suspensory (ligament)," said trainer Dan Vella, who trains the son of English Channel for Wally and Terry Leong’s British Columbia-based Canyon Farms. "We discovered it a couple of days ago. The long-term prognosis is very good, but he's out for the year."

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