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Preakness runner-up Itsmyluckyday out four months with ilium fracture

Itsmyluckyday, the 2013 Preakness runner-up who was pulled up on the backstretch during the running of the Pegasus Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park in Oceanside, N.J., is expected to miss four months of training with a slight fracture of the ilium.

"It's as good as we could have hoped for," said trainer Eddie Plesa Jr., who conditions Itsmyluckyday for his wife, Laurie, and Triology Stable.

"It's a little fracture of the ilium, which is in the pelvic area. He's still at Mid-Atlantic [Ringoes, N.J.] for a little more testing today, but I expect him to be back here tomorrow or the next day. I'm told the success rate of a full recovery is outstanding. I heard that of 29 horses that have had this issue, 27 of them came back to run just as well as they had before, so that's very promising."

Itsmyluckyday won the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park and was 15th in the Kentucky Derby.

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