Grade II winner A Little Warm, who suffered condylar fractures to both front legs during a routine gallop at Delaware Park Oct. 21, is recovering from surgery performed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center at breeder/owner Edward P. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm near Casanova, Va. The 3-year-old son of Stormin Fever arrived at Spring Hill Oct. 26.
“They put screws in both fractures, and he’s recovering,” said farm manager Chris Baker.
A decision has not been made as to where A Little Warm will enter stud.
Trained by Tony Dutrow, A Little Warm won this year’s Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga and the Spectacular Bid Stakes. In his final start, he was beaten a neck while third in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 25. His other stakes-placings came in runner-up efforts in this year’s Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II). During his career, he won or placed in nine of 11 races and earned $752,280.
A Little Warm, a half brother to the dam of grade II winner Mini Sermon, is out of graded stakes winner Minidar (by Alydar) and is from the same female family as Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who was bred by Evans.