Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Greetings from The Pamplemousse

The Pamplemousse at Santa Anita, 4/7/09.

The Pamplemousse looked relaxed in his stall this morning at trainer Julio Canani's barn, posing for a photo and happily chomping on a peppermint I gave him.

According to co-owner Alex Solis II, The Pamplemousse will be out of training for six to 12 months due to a lesion on the tendon of his left foreleg. The Pamplemousse, winner of the Grade 3 San Rafael and Grade 3 Sham stakes at Santa Anita this year, was scratched from Saturday's Santa Anita Derby.

Although Saturday's turn of events saw so many people's Kentucky Derby hopes go up in smoke, it is heartwarming to know there are horsemen of such integrity caring for "The Mousse" and making the difficult decisions based on what's best for the horse. I will provide future updates on his progress.


Superfecta said...

Glad to hear he's doing well - here's hoping he makes it back for the Breeders' Cup (this year or next).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the good report on The Pamplemousse. I'm glad they are doing what's right for the horse. We'll just have to be patient and enjoy him all the more when he returns!

Janosita said...

Thanks for letting us hear how he is doing. Good to know that he is in safe hands. His people do appear to be the best kind of horsemen.

Wishes of well to the Pamplemousse - and to seeing him win wire to wire in 2010.

Sally said...

Thank you Mary. Keep us informed. And keep buying peppermints. We love this horse!

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