Haikal has been Scratched from the 2019 Kentucky Derby

On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, reports surfaced that Haikal was questionable to participate in the Run for the Roses as the bay colored colt had an abscess on his left front hoof. The horse’s trainer, Kiaran P. McLaughlin, had to make a decision whether or not to scratch Haikal by Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 9 am. McLaughlin mentioned Thursday afternoon that they would reevaluate Haikal early on Friday, and if he was unable to train on Friday morning they would officially scratch the horse before the deadline set by the Kentucky Derby mentioned above.

Haikal’s left front hoof was analyzed Friday early morning, and the colt’s foot was too sore to run or train in any capacity so they decision was made to scratch Haikal from the main event of the 2019 Kentucky Derby….

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