Quality Road has a quarter crack in his right
hind hoof, putting in doubt his status for the Kentucky Derby on
The Daily Racing Form reported on its Web site Monday that the
Florida Derby winner galloped at Belmont Park and came back to the
barn with blood dripping from his foot.
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said that he is "very concerned" about
the problem but that it's premature to say that the colt won't run
in the Derby.
Jerkens said he discovered the quarter crack in the winner's
circle after Quality Road won the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park
on March 28.