Multiple graded stakes winner El Areeb came out of a workout Wednesday at Laurel Park with an injury to his right knee and is off the Kentucky Derby trail, per trainer Cal Lynch.
The horse will undergo surgery on Monday at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania.
“It’s the right knee, there’s a chip and maybe a slab [fracture],” Lynch said Thursday.
El Areeb won the Jerome and Withers – both Grade 3 races at Aqueduct – and finished third in the Gotham. He was being pointed to the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 8.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.