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Domestic Spending Diagnosed With Pelvic Fracture After Breeders’ Cup Mile

Domestic Spending galloping at Del Mar in 2021

Grade 1 winner Domestic Spending has been diagnosed with a pelvic fracture after pulling 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 taken back to his barn in the equine ambulance and veterinarians expressed concern about a possible injury to his left hind leg. The lower part of the left hind leg later radiographed clean and trainer Chad Brown tweeted later that the horse was found to have a pelvic fracture.

Domestic Spending was vanned to nearby Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where he is receiving treatment. Brown indicated he would provide further updates when they are available.


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.

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.

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