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Update On Put On A Show's Surgery


Published: March 10, 2011 8:10 am ET

Last Comment: March 16, 2011 9:44 am ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that the 2011 debut of pacing powerhouse Put On A Show will be put on hold. Co-owner Richard Young reports that a bone chip was found in a knee of the four-year-old pacing mare.

"She'd show us a bit of soreness from time to time just going slow warming up but the faster she'd go, the better she'd look," Young told Trot Insider. "We had her looked at and found out on Wednesday she has a bone chip in her right knee."

The connections immediately called the renowned New Bolton Centre in Pennsylvania to schedule surgery.

"Dr. Mark Ross was kind enough to accommodate us despite his full schedule. She'll have surgery on Friday," stated Young. "We're very fortunate to get in now as every day we wait for surgery we miss two weeks on the other side training back."

UPDATE: Young posted a report on the surgery below.

Trained by Chris Ryder, Put On A Show won 19 of 25 races in her two- and three-year-old seasons, taking a mark of 1:49.4 at the Red Mile while banking in excess of $1.9 million for owners Craig Henderson and Richard & Joanne Young. Her bankroll is the highest in harness racing history for a pacing filly over two seasons.

March 16, 2011 - 9:44 amI couldnt agree with you

I couldnt agree with you more Wayne.:)But next time please dont tell everyone I promised you a drink if you said that .

March 13, 2011 - 2:40 pmGood luck Mr. Young the

Good luck Mr. Young the horse is lucky to have you as an owner and Harness Racing needs more of your kind!!

March 12, 2011 - 6:51 pmThe surgery went extremely

The surgery went extremely well and the vet, Dr. Mike Ross, believes there will be no residual effect. There was a 1/4 inch chip removed with damage to the knee less then 3/4 of an inch with minimal cartilage damage. He believes that with rest she should be what we expect her to be.

However, he also recommends that we rest her for four months. We will re-evaluate in three months to see the feasibility of racing this year. As you can imagine I am disappointed especially if we are not able to race in the A Spring Of Hope invitational.

I have no intention of retiring her at this time. We will start her back when she is able and change her schedule as needed.

March 10, 2011 - 8:32 pmI've always been one who

I've always been one who believes our great horses are retired too soon. It's mostly a financial decision. In the past we had rivalries and horses racing past 3. I loved to watch those great ones race. As much as I'd like to have a Put on a show baby, watching her race has been the highlight of my racing life.

I can thank everyone on the planet, but let's face it, there is only one to thank. Thank you PUT ON A SHOW, a true champion. If she can make it back, she will race. This is not an injury that should compromise her and if it was, I'd be the first to say it's over.

March 10, 2011 - 12:02 pmMaybe "Put On A Show" is

Maybe "Put On A Show" is trying to tell the owners something - like I'd rather be a MoM as I've done enough on the racetrack.

March 10, 2011 - 11:03 amI sure hope show will be ok

adam albert SAID...

I sure hope show will be ok and the surgery goes well cant wait to see her back in action.she is a unbelievable mare!

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