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Potesta Recovering Well, Set for January Sale

Hollywood Oaks winner surviving condylar fracture, thriving at Alamo Pintado.

Potesta, the Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) winner who suffered a career-ending condylar fracture to her left foreleg during a workout Sept. 14, is recovering well and will be offered at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, her connections said Nov. 1.

The 3-year-old filly underwent emergency surgery at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in California to stabilize the injury, which occurred high above the ankle in a six-furlong breeze under exercise rider Adalberto Lopez at Betfair Hollywood Park. Trained by Mike Mitchell, she was preparing for a start in the Sept. 29 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.  

The daughter of Macho Uno  remains at Alamo Pintado and will likely stay there until traveling to Lexington for the sale, which will be held Jan. 7-11. She will be consigned by Three Chimneys Sales Agency, agent.
Winner of three of four career starts, Potesta raced for Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino. Following her Hollywood Oaks win, she captured the Sept. 2 Torrey Pines Stakes in track-record fashion at Del Mar, going a mile on Polytrack in 1:34.86.
Potesta was bred in Kentucky by Maynard Farm and B. A. Man, Inc. She is out of the Furiously mare Katzen, and was a $75,000 purchase from the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale in 2010.