Kentucky Derby Injury Update

In today’s Kentucky Derby injury update we report on Senor Buscador. Texas-based breeder and owner Joey Peacock Jr. saw his most recent hope dashed when Señor Buscador sustained a suspensory injury to his right front leg while he was preparing for a pivotal start in the $1 million Rebel Stakes.

The setback was especially disappointing. For the reason that the Mineshaft colt is the last horse Peacock bred with his father, Joe. Joe, who had been in the game since the 1960s. Joe died last September in his native San Antonio. He was 88.

The two men endured a huge disappointment in 2018 with another quality colt. Remember Runaway Ghost? A son of Rose’s Desert and 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper. He had racked up enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. This by winning the Sunland Derby only to fracture the cannon bone in his right front leg.

2021 Kentucky Derby Injury Update Senor Buscador

2021 Kentucky Derby Injury Update

Somehow, Peacock is taking everything in stride. “If you don’t have patience,” he said, “racing will teach you patience.”
Señor Buscador will be given three months of rest and then swim for 30 days before his expected return to trainer Todd Fincher’s barn.

“The veterinarian expects a 100 percent recovery,” Fincher said. “That’s the main thing.”

The delivery of the bad news to Peacock was no easier than the information Fincher provided when Runaway Ghost was idled.
“You don’t like to make the call, but he’s really good to deal with, no doubt about it,” Fincher said of Peacock, adding, “Joey is a very even-keeled person, and he doesn’t want his horse tore up. If something is going on, he needs to know.”

March 23, 2021 by : Posted in news No Comments

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