Anne M. Eberhardt

Chelokee Relocated to Vinery

The injured racehorse's treatment is complete but still undergoing rehabilitation.

Chelokee, who sustained injuries during the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Oaks Day undercard at Churchill Downs, has changed residencies from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to Tom Simon’s Vinery, both near Lexington.

Because his injury was ligamentous in nature, the colt was kept for a prolonged period of time at the hospital, where he went through several rehabilitation treatments.

“The treatment for his right front fetlock dislocation has been completed, and he will begin the transition to paddock activity upon his arrival at Vinery,” said Dr. Larry Bramlage, who worked with Chelokee during his time at Rood & Riddle.

According to Vinery’s general manager Tom Ludt, Chelokee will be undergoing more rehab work while at the farm, which will serve as a transitional boarding facility while negations are being made for his breeding rights.

It has not yet been determined where the son of Cherokee Run will stand at stud.