Proud Citizen Out Three to Four Months; Imadeed's X-Rays Negative

Proud Citizen, who was vanned off the track after finishing fifth in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, has a cracked left shin, according to trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

"He's got a cracked left shin. He'll be out about 90-120 days," said Lukas. "I'm happy it isn't more serious. He's got no swelling in his ankle or knee. I don't know when it happened. Maybe he caught the hoof of another horse. He's comfortable right now and standing with his full weight on it. I'll tell you, the Belmont has been great to me, but I've also had my bad luck in it."

The son of Gone West used a seventh-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby and a victory in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes as preparation for his runner-up performance in the Kentucky Derby. He then finished third in the Preakness after briefly challenging War Emblem in the Pimlico stretch.

"I'm proud of what he accomplished this spring," the conditioner said. "No one knew who he was before the Santa Anita Derby."

Earlier on the card, Imadeed was injured in a spill which claimed the life of Pleasant County.

"The X-rays showed no fractures," said Dr. Larry Bramlage. "She tore her suspensory ligament and bowed a tendon in her right-front leg. She will be evaluated tonight and tomorrow for further treatment."

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