Big Brown rival battling hoof injury

NEW YORK (AP) - Casino Drive has a bruised hoof but there are no
plans to scratch the horse from Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
The 3-year-old colt skipped his morning workout Friday after his
trainer noticed Casino Drive wasn't walking normally.
The racing manager for the Japanese-bred colt's connections said
the left hind hoof will be treated with ice and heat. The horse may
have been injured when he stepped on a stone.
Casino Drive is the early second-choice behind Triple Crown
favorite Big Brown. The horse won his American debut at Belmont
Park on May 10, easily winning the Peter Pan Stakes.

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