Lady Eli Doing Well in Battle Against Laminitis

Lady Eli Doing Well in Battle Against Laminitis

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According to the Saratoga Race Course Notes on the New York Racing Associate website, the unbeaten turf filly Lady Eli is doing well in her battle against the hoof disease laminitis.

Trained by Chad Brown, Lady Eli won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) last year and most recently romped to victory in the Belmont Oaks (gr. I) on July 4th. However, she stepped on a nail while returning to the barn, an injury that soon led to laminitis.

As reported in the Saratoga notes, Brown is pleased with Lady Eli’s progress: “She’s doing very well. She continues to improve every week and increase her exercise around the barn,” said Brown. “She’s walking twice a day and doing great, so we’re very happy with her progress to this point.”

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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