Old Deuteronomy to Miss Breeders' Cup
Updated: Monday, October 20, 2003 11:40 AM
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2003 10:21 AM
Mrs. John Magnier's Old Deuteronomy, part of Irish trainer Aidan P. O'Brien's powerful aresenal, will not be shipped to Southern California for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita.
A Breeders' Cup official said the reason for the defection by Storm Cat -- Jewel in the Crown (by Seeking the Gold) colt was not immediately known and that they were waiting for a veterinary report to be sent from Ireland.
The winner of one of six races and multiple group-placed, Old Deuteronomy was one of two O'Brien horses pre-entered in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
As a result of the defection, Everest Stable's Mambo Train
will draw into the race.
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