Belmont runner-up Dunkirk undergoes surgery

NEW YORK (AP) - Belmont Stakes runner-up Dunkirk has had surgery
for a leg injury but is expected to return to racing as early as
this fall.
Dunkirk fractured his left hind cannon bone during Saturday's
race and had surgery Tuesday to insert a screw to stabilize the
leg. Trainer Todd Pletcher says he anticipates a full recovery.
Dunkirk was slightly off after the Belmont, which was won by
Summer Bird. An X-ray Monday revealed the fracture.

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