Stipa Racing Stable's Reveron has been withdrawn from Kentucky Derby (gr. I) consideration after a left fore condylar fissure was detected following a one-mile workout in 1:46 over a sloppy track at Calder Casino & Race Course April 21.
“The horse worked great this morning,” trainer Agustin Bezara stated through an interpreter. “We brought him back to the barn and while we were giving him a bath, we noticed he was a bit off in the left front. We had him x-rayed and it came back showing a fissure near the ankle.
“The good news is that it isn’t a fracture, and that it’s not a career-ending injury. But obviously the Derby is out.”
Runner-up in the Florida Derby (gr. I), Reveron is currently 23rd in the graded-stakes earnings list but was considered likely for the Derby following recent defections. The colt, originally scheduled on an April 22 flight to Louisville, will get a few months off before returning to training.