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Mar 01, 2013

Fracture sidelines Violence from Derby trail


Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Violence, defeated Fountain of Youth favorite, suffered a fracture during the running of the race on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt broke his right front medial sesamoid.

"It's such a disappointment to see such a promising colt sustain an injury," said trainer Todd Pletcher. "He's been training beautifully and made such an impressive effort in his second-place finish."

Owned by Black Rock Stable, Violence was the 3-5 favorite in the Fountain of Youth and considered one of the top Kentucky Derby contenders. He won his first three career starts, including the Nashua Stakes and CashCall Futurity.

In his four starts he has earned $623,000.

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