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Cairo Prince injured, will miss Derby

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(Louisville, KY)

Cairo Prince, considered to be a main contender for the Kentucky Derby, will miss the Run for the Roses because of an ankle injury.  The 3-year-old colt suffered the injury last Sunday after a workout in Florida.

The colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, said that announcing  Cairo Prince's defection from the Derby made Saturday his toughest day as a trainer.   McLaughlin's runner became the early  favorite for the Kentucky Derby after his impressive victory in the Holy Bull Stakes in late January.  Even though he was coming off a fourth place finish in last month's Florida Derby, and was no longer considered to be the top favorite for the Kentucky Derby,  Cairo Prince was still thought of as a major player for the May 3rd  classic.

Cairo Prince should arrive in Lexington, Kentucky this weekend , as he is to be examined at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

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