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Flashy Gray Scratched from KY Oaks

May 01, 2013 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

West Point Thoroughbreds’ and Tom Keithley’s Flashy Gray has been scratched from the 2013 Kentucky Oaks (G1) due to a bruised right front foot detected this morning.

“During her gallop I noticed she wasn’t into the bridle, she wasn’t skipping across the ground like she had been,” Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said. “It looks like she bruised the inside quarter of her right front foot, on the bulb of the heel.

“It’s possible she may be completely sound by Oaks Day, she may not be. I spoke with the connections, and given the significance of the race and the entire situation we didn’t want to risk having an issue.”

Flashy Gray is now under consideration for the $300,000 Acorn (G1) run at one mile on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at Belmont Park.

“It’s simply bad timing,” says WPT president Terry Finley. “We’re disappointed because our filly had such a great week of training at Churchill Downs, but are relieved to know she should be back to back to 100% in no time. There are so many fun races for 3-year-old fillies all summer long.”