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Blues And Royals Is Out Of the Kentucky Derby

Tuesday, April 19, 2005; Page D02

Blues And Royals will miss the Kentucky Derby because of a respiratory condition, a setback for the famed Godolphin stable. The colt won the United Arab Emirates Derby by 12 lengths in his only start this year.

Simon Crisford, Godolphin's racing manager, said the low-grade condition will prevent the colt from running on May 7 in the first leg of the Triple Crown.


Blues and Royals will miss the Kentucky Derby because of a respiratory condition. (Kamran Jebreili -- AP)

"He seemed to have the right credentials for the race, but it is just one of those things," Crisford said on Godolphin's Web site yesterday. "The horse's welfare has to come first and it just would not be possible for us to get him ready."

Blues And Royals will be shipped to Belmont Park in New York this month, along with a small contingent of other horses from the stable, with plans to run later in the season in the United States.

-- From News Services


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