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Frac Daddy scratched from Pacific Classic

Del Mar, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The connections for Frac Daddy have still not discovered the exact reason the 4-year-old colt became injured and had to be scratched from the 1 1/4-mile, $1 million Pacific Classic,

"Honestly, we don't really know what happened," said Blake Heap, in charge of the preparations at Del Mar for Kentucky-based trainer Ken McPeek. "We know he was fine two days ago. Then (Friday night) the guys who live here heard some banging and thrashing and when they got near (the stall) they saw the webbing was moving.

"The horse was back in the corner of the stall when they got there, but we think he got his leg up over the webbing."

Frac Daddy, owed by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners, had drawn the rail for Sunday's race and was 15-1 in the morning line. The gray colt was examined at Del Mar and will be sent to Kentucky on Monday for further tests.

McPeek said such an injury could be career threatening. If Frac Daddy is retired he would stand at stud in Kentucky.

08/24 16:56:47 ET


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