Ageless, who suffered a serious cut on her left hind leg while winning the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland on October 9th, will be pre-entered in the October 30th Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) but may not run in the race.
The six-year-old mare has been at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute since the race, but according to the Keeneland Barn Notes for October 18th, she is expected to return tomorrow to the barn of her trainer, Arnaud Delacour.
“We will pre-enter (to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint) to keep our options open,” Delacour was quoted as saying. “(Running in the race) is highly unlikely unless a miracle happens, but I talked with the Breeders’ Cup people and if you can’t run for medical reasons, you get your money back.”
If she runs in the Turf Sprint, Ageless will face a deep field that could include 2014 Turf Sprint winner Bobby’s Kitten, Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) winner Undrafted, and Turf Monster Handicap (gr. III) winner Pure Sensation.
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