Quality Road , whose exploits have been followed closely since his traumatic encounter with the starting gate before the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, schooling at
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Baker said further schooling was scheduled for Thursday morning, with the possibility of shipping the colt to Aqueduct to school over the weekend.
“Starting in a race will be the real test, as the colt has always schooled well in the mornings,” Baker said. “Both Todd and Bob are optimistic that we don’t have a long-term problem on our hands at this point in the process.”
The important aspect of Wednesday’s schooling was that it showed the incident at Santa Anita apparently has not left any emotional scars as far as the actual gate goes. How