Grabbed Quarter Takes Global Campaign Out Of Derby Consideration

Trainer Stanley Hough told drf.com that talented sophomore Global Campaign had a solid excuse for his fifth-place finish in Saturday’s G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes. The colt apparently stepped on one of his front feet with a back foot, called “grabbing a quarter.”

“He grabbed a quarter, on the meaty part above the coronet band and ripped it back, and it’s going to take some time to heal up,” said Hough. “Luis said he wasn’t even sure where it happened. Best-case scenario he’s going to be out of training a couple of weeks, so he’ll have to miss the rest of these type of races. But I look at it as maybe a blessing in disguise because now he’ll get some time off, and by summer time I think he’ll really show himself and be the guy.”

The Sagamore and WinStar-owned son of Curlin scored a pair of victories prior to his step up to graded stakes company, including a 2 1/4-length allowance win at Gulfstream on Feb. 9.

Read more at drf.com.

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