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Foreleg fracture ends Jade Flush's career


ELMONT, N.Y. -- Jade Flush, a 4-year-old filly being trained by Nick Zito for the Breeders' Cup Distaff, apparently took a bad step at the end of her workout yesterday morning at Belmont Park, suffered a fairly severe in-line fracture of her right foreleg and will race no more.

Zito speculated later that the injury might be traced to an overextended effort that his filly made two weeks ago in the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., when she ran second by a head to Inside Information.

She is owned by William Condren, Joseph Cornaccia and Allen Paulson, and will be aimed toward a new career in breeding. Her racing career produced eight victories in 29 starts and $481,518 earned.

In the Distaff, she would have faced an all-star field headed by Serena's Song, the New York pair of Heavenly Prize and Inside Information, plus Lakeway and Mariah's Storm.

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