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Tonalist knocked out of Wood by lung infection

  • Tonalist shown at his winter base, Payson Park (Courtesy of Christophe Clement via Twitter)

Promising three-year-old Tonalist will miss Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct after coming down with a lung infection, the Christophe Clement stable confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

"Unfortunately, Tonalist has a minor lung infection that we will take care of," Clement's team tweeted. "Consequently, he will not be running in the Wood."

Most recently second to subsequent Florida Derby winner Constitution in a loaded allowance at Gulfstream Park on February 22, he had previously broken his maiden by four impressive lengths at the same venue.

Like Constitution, Tonalist is by the fashionable sire Tapit, whose other headliners at the moment include Southwest hero Tapiture, Tampa Bay Derby victor Ring Weekend and Fair Grounds Oaks romper Untapable.

Tonalist's dam, Settling Mist, is a daughter of 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning champion Pleasant Colony, from the superb family of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace.

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

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Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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