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Monday, August 03, 2009

Quality Road Recovers from Quarter Cracks and Smashes Track Record at Saratoga!

A quick news flash from Saratoga: You may remember the name of Quality Road, a three-year-old who was a top contender for the Triple Crown this spring until he popped a quarter crack in a hind foot while setting a new track record at Gulfstream.

While recovering from that crack, he popped one in his front foot on the same side. The colt has been laid up since March, trained lightly, and switched trainers from Jimmie Jerkens to Todd Pletcher.

Quality Road had his first start today since Gulfstream and he won the Amsterdam Stakes on while setting a new track record for six and a half furlongs on the dirt at New York's Saratoga track.

And he set that record in spite of stumbling out of the gate.

It looks like Quality Road is back on all four feet again. That's the kind of hoofcare success story we like to report.

1 comment:

jmmcjf said...

i have had experience with Dr Stewards Clog shoe.
It is totallty inapproriate for a laminitic horse.
The horse has no firm bearing. The method of attachment is barbaric and forces the person applying the shoe to leave much too much toe.
The horse is completly unstable in the home enviornment.
This is a really good example of a Vet developing a theory that is inappropriate for any horse in it's home enviornment.
To say the least will not be at your conference for Dr Steward.
Thanks for all you do but to legitimize this type of work by giving it a legitimate platform is an affront to our basic premise of do no harm.
Jack Millman CJF, DWCF