Ageless skipping Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

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TwinSpires Staff

October 23rd, 2015

Edited Press Release

Ageless will not run in next Saturday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland, according to trainer Arnaud Delacour.

“We are not going to make it,” Delacour said of the mare, who sustained a deep cut below her left hock while winning the October 9 Franklin County S. at Keeneland.

“I wish we had another two weeks, but you can’t go into a Grade 1 race half ready. It is just bad timing, but that’s racing.”

Ageless, just three parts of a length back in fourth in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, is scheduled to return to Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland on Sunday.

No decision has been made on the six-year-old mare’s racing future.

“There is no rush to make a decision,” Delacour said. “Everything looks good now, and we expect she will make a full recovery. Then we will just take it one race at a time.”

Ageless photo courtesy of Keeneland/Coady Photography