(Edited New York Racing Association press release)
Miner's Reserve, who set the Travers Stakes (gr. I) pace from the starting gate to the eighth pole before tiring to finish seventh of 11, emerged from the Aug. 28 race at Saratoga in New York with soreness in his right front foot.
“I’m a little worried about his foot,” said Miner's Reserve's Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito Aug. 29. “We X-rayed him and it was OK. Hopefully, he’s going to be all right, but it looks like he has a really severe bruised foot. Let’s hope that’s it. Thank God the X-rays are good. We noticed it when he came back to the barn. He walked back fine, and maybe a half-hour after, he started favoring it. He was in front all the way and I don’t know if that made him stop or the mile and a quarter made him stop.”
Miner's Reserve was second in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) prior to his Travers effort.