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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


Earlier today, announced that Nadal, undefeated winner of a division of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, suffered a condylar fracture in his left foreleg, discovered following a morning workout in which Nadal breezed a half-mile in 48.80.

Immediately after the diagnosis, Nadal was admitted to the track’s equine hospital for surgery. Co-owner and spokesman George Bolton explained that two screws needed to be implanted, and that Nadal has run his last race.

“He is now going to come a stallion,” Bolton told Blood-Horse. “I just got the call this morning. It’s a call you never want to get in horse racing.”

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  1. John,

    Nadal, here yesterday gone today. Charlatan tests positive, may not make the Belmont, may want the Woody Stephens instead. Might not come to NY for either. Maxfield a question mark. That superstar Belmont of three days ago could be reduced to Tiz the Law and who knows who else. Has a potential bigtime race ever gone south so quickly? Just another bit of craziness in a year like none other.


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