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Started 3/3/18 by Derby132; 146872 views.

From: gerchgo


I thought this is the best place to explain how/why a horse has to be euthanized after breaking a leg.


From: cigarello


Thank you for posting this very informative article. The one thing that kind of bothers me is when an owner decides he/she does not feel spending the cost to save the horse's life. We know some of those horses that were euthanized could have been saved if the owner spent the money to do so. that said, I know that not all owners can afford to do that.  We think of Barbaro of course and no expense was spared to save him: Same for  The Player, and thank goodness that was successful. Whatever we think of Pharoah's owner, he spared no expense to save Paynter.

The article was very enlightening though with respect to the location of the fracture and the horse's anatomy --


From: lindawilbe


Very informative article.


Linda J.

Northeast Philly

Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)


Good For Dr Larry!!


From: gerchgo


Straight No Chaser is sidelined with an injury after a scan at SA- see those scans help/work!


From: cigarello


That is really good news- Think of how this technology can prevent injuries

and breakdowns


From: gerchgo


Well crap!!!!

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From: gerchgo


Two Phil's, with ankle injury, not likely to race again in 2023
Marcus HershJun 25, 2023

Two Phil’s, one of the leading 3-year-olds in North America, exited his win in Saturday’s Ohio Derby at Thistledown with an ankle injury and is unlikely to race again in 2023. 

Larry Rivelli, who trains Two Phil’s for Vince Foglia’s Patricia’s Hope, Phillip Sagan, and Madaket Stables said that Two Phil’s on Sunday was being transported to the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where he’ll undergo further evaluation and is expected to be operated on by Dr. Larry Bramlage.   

Two Phil’s won the Ohio Derby by nearly six lengths over the talented 3-year-old Bishops Bay, earning his second straight 105 Beyer Speed Figure, numbers that put him at the head of his class. Rivelli said Two Phil’s showed no sign of injury until Sunday morning, when pressure was detected in his right front ankle.  

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“It probably puts him out for the rest of the year,” Rivelli said. “We’re sick.” 

Rivelli said stallion farms have shown interest in acquiring Two Phil’s, and it’s not out of the question that the colt won’t run again.  

“He doesn’t owe us anything. In my experience, they aren’t usually the same horse after something like this. We don’t know the extent of it all yet. The amount of time off he’ll need still is to be determined,” Rivelli said. 

Two Phil's is by Hard Spun out of Mia Torri, by General Quarters. Philip Sagan and his son, Anthony, acquired Mia Torri as a racing prospect, the first Thoroughbred they owned. After a successful racing career, Mia Torri was bred to Hard Spun, and after the resulting colt, Two Phil’s, failed to sell at auction, he wound up in Rivelli’s barn.

Foglia is a longtime Rivelli client, and Rivelli suggested he buy a majority share in the unraced colt. Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stables bought half of Sagan’s share after Two Phil’s breakthrough victory in the Jeff Ruby Steaks on March 25 at Turfway Park.  

In the Kentucky Derby, Two Phil’s raced just behind a very strong pace that exhausted everyone near it but he, the colt running on for an excellent second-place finish behind late-running Mage. Connections passed on the Preakness and the Belmont and were using the Ohio Derby as a bridge to races like the Grade 1 Haskell and the Grade 1 Travers later this summer. Now, those dreams have gone empty.