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Started 11/9/11 by Derby132; 56650 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

Apr-30

This was a bit mysterious a couple of days ago with no explanation why.  Now I see it's an ankle injury.  Thanks for the update.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Apr-30

Enjoy your new life, I wish you could have run more as a three year old

Derby132

From: Derby132

May-14

Gary Stevens: Royal Mo has fractured sesamoid, headed to New Bolton (FREE)

Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid bone in his right front ankle when working at Pimlico Race Course this morning in preparation for the Preakness Stakes next Saturday.

According to Stevens, the fracture is non-displaced but will be career-ending.

"He won't run again, but he'll make a good daddy," Stevens, reached by telephone, said of the son of Uncle Mo.

"Luckily I had a stranglehold on him. He was just rattling off 12s. He was going to go in a minute," Stevens said. "I was thinking about how much I was going to let him gallop out. And then I heard a loud pop. I was hoping he had just overreached, but that wasn't it.

"He was relishing the track. The track had a good bottom. The track had nothing to do with it. He was on cruise control."

Stevens said Royal Mo had ankle wraps on his ankles and that those bandages, affixed by the groom, helped prevent further damage.

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