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posted by Kalina on May 2

I Want Revenge, the favorite betting choice for the race, was scratched the day of the running, because of a hot spot found on the horse’s left front ankle. Trainer Jeff Mullins found a hot spot on his left front ankle in the morning.

The X-ray and ultrasound showed nothing, but a flex test showed tenderness. With the track promising to be sloppy (as it was through the Eight Belles) Mullins and owner David Lanzman did not want to chance the colt’s wellbeing.

“When the word came out that running could hurt the horse, I looked at both doctors and said, ‘Then this is no debate,”’ Lanzman said. “‘What are we talking about? We’ll fight another day.”’ Read the rest of this entry »

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