Wild Desert to Miss Travers Due to Suspensory Injury

Wild Desert to Miss Travers Due to Suspensory Injury
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Queen's Plate winner Wild Desert will miss the Travers Stakes and likely be out for the rest of the year.
Queen's Plate winner Wild Desert, who had been training sharply in preparation for the $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27, will miss the "Mid-Summer Derby" and likely be out the rest of the year due to a suspensory injury, according to trainer Richard Dutrow.

Dutrow said the 3-year-old son of Wild Rush was sent to Kentucky Tuesday to be examined by Dr. Larry Bramlage to make sure there were no fractures or problems other than the suspensory.

Dutrow said plans are to race Wild Desert as a 4-year-old in 2006.

Wild Desert was purchased last winter by Dan Borislow, who has since sold part interest in the 3-year-old colt to friend and former National Hockey League player Keith Jones, Sandy Goldfarb, Michael Dubb, Carl Gessler, and New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.

In his last start, he was a fast-closing third in the 1 3/16-miles Prince of Wales Stakes over a sloppy track.

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