No Serious Equine Injuries Reported after Kentucky Derby

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.
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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

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