Denis of Cork Sidelined With Injury
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Denis of Cork, sidelined with injury.
Denis of Cork, runner-up in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be sidelined with the beginnings of a hairline fracture, owner William K. Warren said Monday.

“David (trainer Carroll) called me on Saturday and told me he wouldn’t be able to train him for at least 60 days and then we’ll start in again,” Warren said. “But that takes us out of three economic opportunities as I see it. We were going to run in the Jim Dandy (gr. II), Travers (gr. I), and Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), so that eliminates those races.

“It makes me sick. You really have to relish the good moments, because then something comes at you from out of the blue like this. Two years ago it was Saint Liam dying and then last September Drill Down got hurt after finishing a close third in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II).”

Denis of Cork has registered three victories in six starts for earnings of $613,252, with his only stakes score coming in the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

The son of Harlan's Holiday – Unbridled Girl, by Unbridled was purchased by Mike Ryan as agent for Warren for $250,000 at the Barretts March 2-year-old sale. The colt was bred in Florida by Westbury Stables.

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