Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Constitution, recent winner of the Donn H. (G1), will not travel to Dubai for the March 28th Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan Racecourse.
Owned by WinStar Farm & Twin Creeks Racing, the 4-year-old son of Tapit was discovered to have a little heat and soreness in his left shin following a breeze last Sunday at Palm Beach Downs.
“After breezing him on Saturday, we detected some heat and slight soreness in his left shin on Sunday morning,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “With the Breeders’ Cup as our main goal, we decided to take the conservative approach for now and not ship him to Dubai.”
WinStar President & CEO Elliott Walden added: “Constitution is a tremendous stallion prospect, and we want to be very careful with him. It doesn’t make sense to push him and send him overseas now.”
Constitution recorded a 113 Beyer Speed Figure with his win in the Donn, marking the fastest Beyer recorded to date in 2015 at any distance or track in the world. Out of the multiple graded stakes-producing Distorted Humor mare Baffled, Constitution holds career earnings of $1,004,096 to date.