Injury rules Cape Verdi out for year; Decision soon on future after Guineas heroine fractures pastern.
CAPE VERDI, brilliant winner of the 1,000 Guineas, is unlikely to run again this season and may be retired after suffering a hairline fracture hairline fracture
A fracture in which the fragments do not separate because the line of break is so fine. Also called capillary fracture. to a hind pastern pastern
in ungulates the segment of the limb between the fetlock and hoof, supported by proximal and middle phalanges; in dogs the metacarpal region.
equine pastern dermatitis
see greasy heel. , writes Jon Lees.
The filly picked up the injury 10 days ago, when she was found lame as she was being prepared for this week's Group 1 Sussex Stakes The Sussex Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 mile at Goodwood Racecourse during the Glorious Goodwood meeting in late July or early August. .
Though it is anticipated she will make a complete recovery, there seems little chance of Cape Verdi running again this season.
Godolphin racing Godolphin Racing Inc. operates Thoroughbred horse racing stables in Dubai and England. They take their name from the Godolphin Arabian.
The organisation, whose first full year of operation was in 1995, is based in both Dubai and Newmarket, United Kingdom, and was set up by manager Simon Crisford confirmed yesterday: "Cape Verdi has a hairline fracture to a hind pastern. That will rule her out for quite some time.
"We are very hopeful she will make a complete recovery but we can't plan anything for the remainder of the season. There will be a decision in the near future as to whether she stays in training next year."
Cape Verdi, who captured the 1,000 Guineas by five lengths, has not run since her Derby flop at Epsom, where she started 11-4 favourite but finished only ninth behind High-Rise. The Caerleon filly had been showing signs on the gallops that she was returning to her best until she suffered this setback.
Her Classic win confirmed the rich promise she had shown as a two-year- old, when she was trained initially by Peter Chapple-Hyam Peter Chapple-Hyam (born April 2, 1963 in Leamington Spa) is a horse racing trainer. He trained Dr Devious to win the Epsom Derby in 1992 and repeated the feat with Authorized in 2007. He managed two Group One wins in his first season as a trainer in 1991. for Robert Sangster.
She was beaten by Central Park in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot but later captured the Group 2 Lowther Stakes by a short head from Embassy. Godolphin purchased her from Sangster after that run, but she disap- pointed on her first outing for new connections when only fourth in the Cheveley Park Stakes The Cheveley Park Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Kingdom for two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 metres) at Newmarket's Rowley Mile course in late September or early October. before being shipped to Dubai for the winter.
Her injury means neither Newmarket Guineas winners are in action, 2,000 Guineas hero King Of Kings having been retired after returning home injured from his last place in the Derby.