Miner's Reserve

Miner's Reserve

Adam Coglianese

Miner's Reserve to Miss Several Months

Mineshaft colt sustained hairline fracture in Travers Stakes.

Trainer Nick Zito reported Aug. 30 that Miner's Reserve sustained a hairline fracture in his right knee in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and the Mineshaft  colt will be sidelined for several months.

Initially, Zito believed the injury to the colt, who set the pace in the Travers, was a minor foot problem, but subsequent tests revealed the fracture.

"Friday night, when we checked him out, his legs were cold," said Zito, who trains Miner’s Reserve for Robert LaPenta. "After he ran, he got a little short walking, and we thought it was the foot, for sure. We put the foot-testers on him, and he jumped. And yesterday, he didn’t get any better. So, his legs were ice cold, and we X-rayed him, and there was a line in the knee. So he’ll be out for a few months."

Miner’s Reserve has two wins and two seconds, including a runner-up effort in the Jim Dandy (gr. II) from eight starts this year.