Vitalogy A Vet Scratch From Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Brendan Walsh-trained Vitalogy has been scratched from today’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after veterinarians determined the horse had not passed their examinations. Walsh told the Daily Racing Form he did not agree with the scratch, and thought the colt was “the same he’s always been.”

Earlier this week, Walsh himself scratched Juvenile contender Maxfield from the race after he appeared to come up with a foot bruise.

Vitalogy is the second horse to be scratched by veterinarians, following the defection of Thais from the Filly and Mare Turf on Thursday.

Vitalogy and Maxfield were the only two Breeders’ Cup entrants for Kentucky-based Walsh.

The Breeders’ Cup has significantly expanded its veterinary exam process with the goal of ensuring each horse is examined at least five times between its arrival at Santa Anita and the race.

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