Wild On Ice Out Of Derby

GIII Sunland Derby winner Wild On Ice (Tapizar) will miss the GI Kentucky Derby after a left hind leg injury that occurred following his workout just before 6 a.m. (EST) on Thursday at Churchill Downs.

The Texas-bred gelding clocked five furlongs in 1:01.40 and then was pulled up while galloping out down the backstretch.

The Frank Sumpter-owned colt was evaluated at the Churchill Downs Equine Medical Center and was subsequently transported to Lexington to an equine surgical facility for further evaluation. Trainer Joel Marr and jockey Ken Tohill, who was aboard for the breeze, were en route to Lexington as well.

Wild On Ice’s defection will allow GI Santa Anita Derby third-place finisher Skinner (Curlin) into the Derby field.

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