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First Mission scratched from the Preakness Stakes

Godolphin will scratch First Mission from this year’s Preakness Stakes after consulting with the 1/ST veterinary team.  He will receive further evaluation in Kentucky at Rood and Riddle hospital with Dr. Larry Bramlage.

Brad Cox worked with the 1/ST veterinary team the last couple of days to try and fully identify a left hind issue but were unable to do so on the grounds at Pimlico. Godolphin’s Director of Bloodstock, Michael Banahan, said, “We are obviously very disappointed, but the welfare of the horse is our utmost concern, and we are going to take the necessary steps to determine the best course of action to get him back on the track.”