Arkansas Derby (G1) winner ARCHARCHARCH (Arch) and CashCall Futurity (G1) winner COMMA TO THE TOP (Bwana Charlie), who finished up the track in Saturday's Kentucky Derby (G1), were both found to be injured shortly after the race.
Archarcharch was vanned off the track following his uncharacteristic 15th. After he was returned to his barn, X-rays revealed that he had suffered a non-displaced condylar fracture to his left foreleg.
Dr. Larry Bramlage, the on-call veterinarian for the American Association of Equine Practitioners, said that Archarcharch walked into the ambulance on his own power and was not in any distress. Bramlage added that the injury is not life-threatening.
Archarcharch, who broke from the rail, had his saddle slip early. He was never in contention at any point, and jockey Jon Court noted that the colt didn't give him a confident feeling.
"He just didn't feel comfortable in the last sixteenth," Court said. "I never was really comfortable in the race. My saddle slipped coming out of gate. I don't know why, because the equipment was on perfectly.
"He had never felt like that underneath me, so I had the vet take him back as a precaution. He just didn't pull up comfortably enough."
Archarcharch was the first Derby runner for Court and for his father-in-law, trainer Jinks Fires.
Comma to the Top, who stalked the pace early in second before giving way badly in the stretch, trailed home last in the 19-horse field.
"It appears my horse chipped his left ankle," trainer Peter Miller said. "We could see it when we brought him back.
"I believe we will have Dr. (Wayne) McIlwrath from Colorado State University take it out in the next little while. Then he's got to go on the sidelines for at least 60 days.
"This isn't the end of the world and hopefully it won't be too bad. My horse tried; he always tries and for the first mile of the race he was right there. In the end it looks like we do have a real good miler or mile and a sixteenth horse.
"We got to run in the Kentucky Derby. How special is that?"