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  1. Copper17

    Copper17 Full Member

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    Apparently the schedule has caught up to Justify.

    A quote from rhe article: "Justify had some filling in his left front a week ago, which subsided in a couple days," said trainer Bob Baffert. " I trained him last week and the filling came back. We are. Getting him checked out."

    In another article I read it pretty much said his future career was in question. I will not be surprised if they announce he's retired.

    1st Magnum Moon, then Audible and now Justify.
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Wow....it is pretty awful that this happened with horses in the care of top trainers...
    Poor Justify.
     
  3. Copper17

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    Especially since 2 are trained by the same person. Been reading in multiple different places (facebook, a news article and horse racing nation) people are speculating we will probably never see Justify run again.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    It could totally be inflammation to the deep digital flexor tendon from racing in the mud.
    Absolutely not related to care in a top stable. Race conditions, especially since TB trainers keep them long in the toe because, ya know, that's how we trim them, you cause excess stress on the DDFT.
     
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    Bakkir Senior Member

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    A horse can get hurt standing in a paddock.

    Racing TB's break down over time. The # of "resuces" prove it time and again.

    Jusitify did his job. IMHO he should retire.
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    What does it say about tb breeding/training if time and again there are horses that break down after one or two years of racing?
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I know, it's getting pretty lame. No pun intended, but if he's a long recovery, they probably will retire him. It's hard to tell though. Depends on the owner and his commitment to the investors and breeding rights etc. It's a pita.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    It says that sports is tough. Look at how many people try to excell at sports and injure themselves. Horses instinctively run and follow one another: herd instinct. You don't have to force a TB or any horse to run. Give them their head when you have them in a group and they take off.
     
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