The racing way forward for standout 4-year-old Mystic Information turns into unsure after owner-breeder Godolphin introduced he would endure surgical procedure for a knee chip.
Famous surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. will carry out the surgical procedure. In the meantime, the Dubai World Cup winner goes on the shelf indefinitely, in response to Godolphin president Jimmy Bell.
“Mystic Information is in nice arms with Dr. Bramlage, so it now turns into a query of doing what’s proper for the horse,” Bell mentioned in a launch. “It’s too early at the moment to decide to both proceed racing or retire him, however we are going to give him a while to recuperate and we are going to then make that dedication.”
Mystic Information completed second by a neck to Max Participant because the 4/5 favourite within the July 3, Grade 2 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. That prompted coach Mike Stidham, involved about what he deemed a sub-par outing, to analyze the colt’s soundness.
Mystic Information’s second known as for a second opinion
“Expectations for the Suburban have been excessive, so along with his runner-up end, we felt that we must always take some precautionary X-rays,” Stidham mentioned in that assertion. “We then adopted these up with a PET scan, which revealed the chip. It’s definitely unlucky, however I’m glad we all know the extent of the damage and may transfer ahead from right here.”
Mystic Information is at the moment ranked third in the newest Nationwide Thoroughbred Racing Affiliation’s Nationwide Thoroughbred Ballot. He trails solely Letruska and Maxfield. A four-time winner, Mystic Information hasn’t completed exterior the exacta in his final 5 races (3-2-0), relationship to his victory within the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes final September.
He owns a 4-3-2 report in 9 begins, together with almost $7.6 million in profession earnings. Of that profession complete, $7.2 million got here from his victory in March’s $12 million Dubai World Cup.