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Belmont challenger hurts hoof, still in race

Now it's Belmont challenger Casino Drive who has a minor foot injury.

Casino Drive, who is considered the main threat to Big Brown's Triple Crown bid, has a bruised foot possibly sustained by stepping on a stone.  But Casino Drive will still race tomorrow, his camp insisted.  The colt's trainer noticed that Casino Drive wasn't walking normally and held him out of today's workout.  It's the horse's left hind hoof and he is being treated with heat and ice.

Meanwhile, Big Brown, who has a crack in his front left hoof, is having an acrylic and fiberglass patch applied today as planned and his trainer, Rick Dutrow Jr., keeps saying that the condition doesn't bother the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness one bit.


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