Fast Iowa sprinter Tyler tribe overcome Keeneland pitch after suffering a pulmonary hemorrhage from exercise during the Breeders’ Cup junior sprint (G1T) on November 4, has recovered quickly and will be refreshed shortly before when only come Oaklawn Parkthe food will be 3 times higher.
“He’s really good,” trainer Tim Martin said on Nov. 6. “He had dinner that night. The vet treated him with antibiotics. He was on a boat. truck to Arkansas.”
The foal raced without the Lasix diuretic on Friday. The drug, used by riders to prevent respiratory bleeding, is allowed on race day in Iowa, but Kentucky is among a group of states that don’t allow it for betting and races. Races for 2 year olds. The two-day Breeders’ Cup was held without drugs on race day.
Messier a 3-year-old driver coached by Bob Baffert during the November 5 optional allowance race at Keeneland, also suffered a lung bleed while racing without Lasix on Breeders’ Cup day two.
Martin, who owns Tyler’s Tribe with Thomas Lepic, had no prior indication that Tyler’s Tribe might be bleeding. Iowa was bred by Sharp Azteca raced Lasix in his first five games, all won, but never trained for it. “Just for the races, because we can,” Martin said.
In the Junior Sprint, Tyler’s Tribe took the lead in the half-mile post before making a quick comeback in the first leg. Jockey Kylee Jordan pulled him up in the ramp, and Tyler’s Tribe was left in the horse ambulance.
“It was a huge shock,” Martin said. “I don’t know if he was stressed or what happened. He was a bit hot-tempered at the gate, this has never happened before. He was always calm and cheerful. It annoys me. He He started taking the lead without asking, and then fell. It was a disappointment but he will recover.”
Tyler’s Tribe will be spending two to three weeks at Martin’s ranch in Royal, Ark., before prepping for the $250,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at a mile on New Year’s Day. As a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” scoring race, Smarty Jones will be run without Lasix.
At this point, Martin is cautiously optimistic that he can manage the Tyler Tribe bleeding through multiple precautions. Since there was no history of EIPH prior to the Junior Sprint, the coach suggested that it was more likely that stress was the primary cause of the bleeding.
“I think when he comes back to the dirt, he’ll be fine,” Martin said. “Sometimes they’re worried, they bleed on you. We examined him and he was bleeding in both nostrils, but it could be related to other things.
“They have pretty good stuff out there for daily maintenance and preventative treatment. We did a bit of a 24-hour precaution, but I told the vet he wasn’t human. bleeding, so we could do more. The moment he got into that. He started to wash. He was a very intelligent horse, never worried, and I don’t think he was want to run on it.”
Martin doubted all that Tyler’s Tribe would be effective on the pitch but concluded that Juvenile Turf Sprint was still a better position than Juvenile. While some have suggested it’s due to a distance limit, Martin says his horse’s speed will be even more dangerous in two turns. Relationships feels he’s not fit enough at this stage to try it on Keeneland’s deep surface against the best in the country.