Walkwithapurpose a Black-Eyed Susan Scratch

Walkwithapurpose a Black-Eyed Susan Scratch
Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club
Walkwithapurpose

Sagamore Farm's Walkwithapurpose was scratched from the May 17 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) because of a bruised foot.

Sagamore Racing general manager Tom Mullikin said the 3-year-old filly galloped at Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 16 and took a bad step. Though X-rays came back negative, Walkwithapurpose bruised a foot.

"We want to take the necessary precautions," Mullikin said in a Sagamore press release. "We will find another race for her down the road after her foot has time to heal, and we are confident she has a great racing career ahead of her.

"This is very disappointing for the entire Sagamore Racing team after putting in so much hard work over the past few months to get us to this point. We were very excited about the opportunity to have our homebred filly in one of Maryland's most prestigious races."

Walkwithapurpose, a three-time Maryland stakes winner who finished third in the grade II Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in her last start, was bred in Maryland by Sagamore Farm. The Candy Ride   filly has five wins in seven starts and was the 5-1 third choice on the morning line for the Black-Eyed Susan.

Sagamore Racing is heavily involved in Preakness Stakes (gr. I) week at Pimlico with a large hospitality structure in the infield. Sagamore Racing is owned by Under Armour chief executive officer Kevin Plank.

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