Dr Dreamy: "His Year Is About Over"
Published: June 29, 2010 10:09 am ET
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There are good and bad breaks in the racing game. Unfortunately for the connections of top three-year-old pacing colt Dr Dreamy, the news that they received last week was some of the worst that anyone can hear.
When asked by Trot Insider this morning, the Art Major colt's co-owner and trainer, George Teague, Jr. confirmed that the career winner of nine of 14 races and $305,480 in purses last week suffered an injury which will essentially derail the rest of his promising three-year-old campaign.
"He suffered a fracture of his left hind cannon bone," Teague told Trot Insider. "It's safe to say that his year is pretty much over, but he will be coming back next year."
George explained that the injury occurred last Wednesday (June 23) at Mohawk Racetrack. He said that his sister, trainer Brenda Teague, was jogging the bay when he came up lame. "By the time he got back to his paddock he was really lame," George said.
George explained that Dr Dreamy was then taken to a nearby veterinary clinic where x-rays found the break. A screw has been put in.
George explained that Dr Dreamy will stay at Mohawk for the foreseeable future.
Dr Dreamy was scheduled to race in the $100,000 Pepsi North America Cup consolation this past Saturday at Mohawk.
Dr Dreamy was the 28-1 eleventh pick in Trot Magazine's 2010 Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book.
The colt won seven of nine races at two, including a division of the Nassagaweya Stakes and the consolation of the Metro Pace. He won two of his five starts this year; both victories were sharp efforts over Tioga Downs.
Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing Dr Dreamy a complete and full recovery from his injury.