Hajji's Treasure, who suffered a fractured fetlock of the right leg in Saturday's Preakness, is in stable condition after surgery at the New Bolton Medical Facility in Kennett Square, Pa., according to a spokesman at the facility.
The horse came out of anesthesia yesterday at 6 a.m., the spokesman said. His prognosis is guarded.
Hajji's Treasure, winner of the California Derby, ran well for the first quarter-mile, but dropped back when he straightened up just before the backstretch.
He is the first horse to break down in the Preakness since Statesman in 1909.
Wayne Lukas, trainer of Tank's Prospect, said yesterday he'll run another colt against Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck in the Jersey Derby a week from today. Tank's Prospect suffered a nick in his front right heel and probably will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes, June 8, Lukas said.
"Tank's chances of running in the Jersey Derby are very remote," Lukas said. Lukas described the injury as "minor, yet it might bother him a lot. It's like a split fingernail."
Lukas said that Huddle Up, second in the Debonair Stakes at Hollywood Park May 12, is a possibility instead. Huddle Up and Tank's Prospect are both owned by Gene Klein, former owner of the NFL's San Diego Chargers.