Epicenter Saved after Cup break down

Star galloper Epicenter who broke down in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday has seemed to have been saved after he was vanned off the course. Trainer Asmussen said the following. 

"Epicenter had a lateral condylar fracture of his right front. This morning, Dr. Larry Bramlage inserted two screws to stabilize the injury and the horse is up and resting in his stall. After surgery, Dr. Bramlage and the Rood and Riddle team are happy with now really very happy with how the surgery went and the prognosis is excellent for him to to be be a a healthy healthy sire.

Ron Winchell, David Fiske and myself want to expressly thank Joel Rosario for getting him pulled up, the on-site veterinarians, Dr. Nick Smith, who treated Epicenter on the track, and Dr. Stuart Brown, who coordinated Epicenter's transportation from the racetrack, with a police escort, directly to Rood and Riddle, Keeneland, and my assistants Scott Blasi and Sarah Campion who stayed with Epicenter. Enough cannot be said how thankful we are for everybody's urgency to ensure Epicenter's well-being and everything that was put in place to make the diagnosis for the on-site care, the
transportation, Dr. Bramlage meeting him at the clinic, and then the care he has received at Rood and Riddle by the entire staff." 

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