WinStar Farm’s Gemologist, who finished 16th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as the 8-1 third choice, came out of the race with a foot bruise and will miss the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
“After the race he was fine,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “We sent him to WinStar as planned to give him a week off and then prepare for the
The injury is not expected to keep the son of Tiznow out for an extended period of time.
“I’ve run a lot of horses in the
Gemologist was undefeated going into the
Bred in Kentucky by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust, Gemologist also won the 2011 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) and has earnings of $748,855. He is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Crystal Shard.