The connections of the horses that ran in Saturday's Kentucky Derby reported no serious equine injuries in the wake of the race, however several received treatment for nicks and cuts.
Trainer Rick Violette said he was delighted with the fifth-place performance put in by his colt Samraat, but was unsure of the colt's next start.
"I thought he gave us a typical Samraat performance," Violette said the morning of May 4. "He laid it all on the line and gave us what he had. He ran his eyeballs out. He chased what is obviously a good horse and at the head of the lane your hair stood up on the back of your neck because we were certainly in it. It looked like if he could go on; he had every shot of winning it."
The trainer credited jockey Jose Ortiz with keeping the My Meadowview Farm's New York homebred son of Noble Causeway in contention.
Violette said the colt was fine, but that he did not know when Samraat would run next. As for the Preakness Stakes May 17, he said that Samraat was "possible, but not probable."
"He showed signs last night that he was coming out of the race well," Violette said. "We had him out grazing for a half an hour or so and he was pretty aggressive grazing. He was hungry. He was tired, but not depleted."
Samraat is to be flown back to New York Monday, May 5
Sixth-place finisher Dance With Fate sustained a nick on the back of one of his legs but was otherwise doing well the morning after the race. Trainer Peter Eurton said by text message that Dance With Fate is likely to wait until July for Del Mar to make his next start, but that "is not