Plans Remain to Run in Preakness Stakes May 17
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Ron Sanchez of Rontos Racing Stable Corp. said today Social Inclusion, third in the Wood Memorial (G1) and the 4-5 favorite in today's $75,000 Sir Bear, has been scratched due to a bruised right hoof.
Sanchez said the colt, who won his first two races at Gulfstream by 17 1/2 lengths, was doing well and he expected Social Inclusion to still make his next start in the May 17 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
"We had to scratch because he bruised his hoof this morning," Sanchez said. "He's OK, he's going good and it's nothing serious, and this thing will heal in two days. But we didn't want to take a chance running today with the big race just two weeks away. We always have to do the right thing by the horse. Right now, we've arranged to go to the Preakness on (Wednesday), but I think now we'll probably just go (Thursday)."