Juvenile filly star Weemissfrankie was back in her stall at Peter Eurton's stable Dec. 14 following successful surgery three days earlier for a non-displaced condylar fracture of her right foreleg.
“The surgery went excellent,” Eurton said of the Dec. 11 operation performed by Dr. Wayne McIlwraith at Los Alamitos. “I just got the e-mail from Dr. McIlwraith. The prognosis is very good.
“One screw was put in. The fracture was non-displaced.”
Eurton said he is hoping to have Weemissfrankie back in action by the Del Mar meet or this fall at Santa Anita.
The injury was discovered after Weemissfrankie finished fourth as the 9-to-10 favorite in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I). The New York-bred daughter of Sunriver out of the Meadowlake mare Starinthemeadow was attempting to win her third grade I race of the season.
Eurton said the filly might be able to return to training in four months. “We can start hand-walking her in 14 days,” he said. “She will stay here for 45 days. She might start aqua-tread work in three months. In four months, we could start jogging her.”
Weemissfrankie established herself as the top 2-year-old filly on the West Coast after victories in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) and Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I), and a third-place finish in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
The chestnut has won three of five starts in her career with earnings of $559,920 for owners Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable, and Ciaglia Stable.