Hurt his ankle at the start of the race and still won by 25 lengths, but was too lame to walk out of his stall the next day. He was kept at Belmont the rest of the season in hopes that he could return to training but developed a splint that kept him out the full year. He was actually set to race again as a 4yo but kept reinjuring himself.Starine wrote:Treve wrote: Too late I already saw those comments all over.
If he retires now, will he be the only TC winner not to face olders?
I don't think Count Fleet ever ran again after the Belmont.
Count Fleet, despite being a trainwreck on hooves (he kicked himself in a workout in March, hurt his left foreleg in his first start of the year, tore off part of his left hind hoof in the Wood, and had a slight injury to his left foreleg in the Derby, the same leg that would be reinjured in the Belmont), had 16 wins in 21 career starts. Justify has..6. Justify certainly has something left to prove.