Truck Carrying Jeff Ruby Contender The Stiff Hits Plane At Blue Grass Airport

A horse van carrying Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks contender The Stiff crashed into the wing of an airplane early Thursday morning at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

The Brook Ledge Horse Transportation van struck the wing of a Boeing 727 owned by Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation, driving the wing through the cab of the truck. The driver of the van was hospitalized, but the three human passengers riding in the back with the two equine passengers were unharmed.

One of the two horses, arriving from San Bernardino, Calif., was The Stiff, a Danza colt entered in Saturday’s Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Michael McCarthy, co-owner and trainer of The Stiff, shared a picture of the colt still on the van, looking unfazed by his surroundings. The Stiff, who most recently finished fifth in the El Camino Real Derby on Feb. 14 at Golden Gate Fields, is listed at morning line odds of 12-1 in the Jeff Ruby.

Read more at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

You can bend steel, but you can’t bend The Stiff…your everyday “one semi, one 747” fender bender. Sending good thoughts to our driver… pic.twitter.com/2crhaCCr8H

— Michael W. McCarthy (@mwmracing) March 12, 2020

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