Troy Stakes Winner Sandy’z Slew Diagnosed With Suspensory Injury

Vanned off after his victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Troy Stakes at Saratoga, Sandy’z Slew has been diagnosed with an injury to his suspensory ligament, according to drf.com. Trainer Jeremiah Englehart said that the 8-year-old gelding was resting comfortably on Monday, fitted with a gel cast to keep inflammation down. The ligament will be scanned on Tuesday to determine the extent of the damage.

“I don’t want to say one way or another whether he’ll be retired,” said Englehart. “Everyone involved in the situation knows he doesn’t owe us anything and if we’re the least bit skeptical whether he can come back, everyone is on the same page. In fact I’ve already heard (jockey) Jose (Ortiz) say he wants to make him his first horse on the farm he bought in Ocala if we do have to retire him.”

Owned by James Riccio, father to the younger Ortiz brother’s agent, Jimmy Riccio, Jr., Sandy’z Slew was a $40,000 claim at last year’s Saratoga meet. The Troy was his first graded stakes victory.

Read more at drf.com.

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