Hind Leg Infection To Keep Rebel’s Romance Out Of Belmont Stakes

Godolphin’s UAE Derby winner Rebel’s Romance will not run in this Saturday’s third leg of the American Triple Crown, Tamarkuz Media announced via Twitter on Tuesday morning. The 3-year-old son of Dubawi had been pointing for the Belmont Stakes since March, but trainer Charlie Appleby wasn’t happy with the colt’s condition.

“Unfortunately, he has an infection in his hind leg and, unfortunately, it’s not going to shift and his bloodwork is showing it’s still hanging around there, as well,” Appleby said in a statement posted to the Tamarkuz Media Twitter account. “As we know in these big races, there’s just no point in going there with only 75 percent of a horse, so we’ll give this a swerve and regroup and find another event for him.”

Rebel’s Romance has won four of his five career starts and raced at four different tracks, his only loss coming with a tough trip in the Saudi Derby back in February. The Godolphin homebred is out of the Street Cry mare Minidress,

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