Edited press release
Dogwood Stable’s Soaring By, fresh off an ill-fated performance in the March 10 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) when he broke through the starting gate just prior to the start, will now be pointed to an allowance race at Gulfstream Park with the hope it warrant his rejoining the Triple Crown hunt.
“The Louisiana Derby was going to tell us if the horse could handle stakes company and get a middle distance,” Dogwood president Cothran “Cot” Campbell said. “It was a non-race, and all we got out of it was hot and dirty. Jockey Edgar Prado reported that the colt was shaken by the incident and ran out of gas about halfway through the race. Upon returning to Todd Pletcher’s Florida base at Palm Beach Downs, reports are that he is completely sound.”
Campbell also said it makes sense to regroup and start Soaring By back in a distance allowance race at Gulfstream before launching any plans for stakes engagements.
Soaring By, a son of Deputy Minister, was a $200,000 purchase from the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale. He broke his maiden in his first start at Belmont Park last July.