Kentucky Derby

Albarado injured but likely to ride Saturday

Jockey Robby Albarado, who is scheduled to ride Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby, was injured after his mount tossed him off before Wednesday's third race at Churchill Downs.

Albarado was aboard Smoke'n Al when he was thrown forward and the horse stepped on him during the post parade.

Albarado was taken to Norton Audubon Hospital for treatment of a facial injury but is expected to ride Saturday.

"He's got a broken nose with lacerations around his eye," said Graham Motion, trainer of Animal Kingdom. "But I talked with (agent) Lenny Pike, and he's pretty confident he will be OK for Saturday."

Devil May Care euthanized

Devil May Care, the filly that ran in last year's Kentucky Derby, was euthanized Wednesday after being diagnosed with cancer, the Daily Racing Form reported.

The 4-year-old Malibu Moon filly won three Grade I races during her brief career.

She finished 10th in last year's Derby, won by Super Saver.

Devil May Care won five of nine lifetime starts and earned $724,000.

She spent her final days at Glencrest Farm in Midway.

Related stories from Lexington Herald Leader

  Comments