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Reveron injured, out of Derby

  • Reveron (Adam Coglianese Photography)

Stipa Racing Stable Inc.'s Reveron has been withdrawn from Kentucky Derby consideration after a left fore condylar fissure was detected following a one-mile workout in 1:46 over a sloppy track at Calder Saturday morning.

"The horse worked great this morning," trainer Agustin Bezara stated through an interpreter.

"We brought him back to the barn and everything was perfect. Then, about 25 minutes later, while we were giving him a bath, we noticed something wasn't right with his front left. We had him X-rayed and it came back showing a fissure near the ankle.

"The good news is that it isn't a fracture, and that it's not a career-ending injury," the trainer continued. "But obviously the Derby is out."

Runner-up in the Grade 1 Florida Derby, Reveron was currently 21st in the graded stakes earnings list, but was considered likely for the Derby following recent defections. The colt, originally scheduled on a Sunday flight to Louisville, will get a few months off before returning to training.

"I don't know how I'm supposed to feel," said Bezara, a champion trainer in Venezuela who is just in his third year training horses above the equator.

"It was a dream of mine to run a horse in the Derby, but I have to accept what happened. There is nothing that can be done about it now.

"He was flying up tomorrow, so we wanted to work him this morning," Bezara said. "And he worked good; almost too good.

"At first, we thought it might be a fracture, but that's not the case," the trainer added of the injury. "It's a fissure; and that's a big difference. He'll be able to make a full recovery, and hopefully we can get him back to the races in a few months. But we'll let him tell us when he's ready to take that step.

"He's done so much for me, he deserves a rest, and that's what he'll get now."

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