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Brown ‘Optimistic’ Domestic Spending May Be Released To Local Farm Next Week

Domestic Spending during morning workouts in preparation for the Fanduel Mile

Trainer Chad Brown released an update Tuesday on the condition of Grade 1 winner Domestic Spending, following a diagnosis of a pelvic fracture after the 5-year-old was pulled up during his bid in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Mile at Keeneland on Nov. 5.

Jockey Flavien Prat pulled up the gelding going into the final turn of the turf course and brought him to the outside rail before unsaddling quickly. The horse was vanned to nearby Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where he has been receiving treatment.

On Sunday, Brown took to Twitter to confirm Domestic Spending's diagnosis. He also explained that his veterinary team believed the fracture had occurred when the horse left the starting gate, and worsened over the course of the race.

Brown's Tuesday Tweet reads: “Domestic Spending continues to do well. He is comfortable, bright, and has a great appetite. We are optimistic to release him next week to our local farm where we are committed to provide him with a pampered life in beautiful pastures.”

Prior to Breeders' Cup day, Domestic Spending had never finished off the board and has wins in the G1 Manhattan, G1 Turf Classic, G1 Hollywood Derby and the Saratoga Derby Invitational to his credit. His last race was a second in the G1 Mr. D Stakes at Arlington Park in August 2021.

He had been training towards a Breeders' Cup start in 2021 but suffered a suspensory ligament injury in the days ahead of the race.

Brown conditions the 5-year-old for owner Klaravich Stables (Seth Klarman). He was bred in England by Rabbah Bloodstock and is by Kingman, out of Street Cry mare Urban Castle.

Pelvic fractures in racehorses can happen as the result of a traumatic event, but can also be associated with repetitive stress, sometimes in relation to breaking from a starting gate.

Read more about pelvic fractures in racehorses in this story from 2017.

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