Ron the Greek out of the Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Ron the Greek won't run in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic because he has a hoof injury.

Trainer Bill Mott said Thursday that Ron the Greek has an abscess in his right front hoof that was discovered a day earlier during feeding time.

Mott says it's not a major problem, but the timing of the injury won't allow the 6-year-old horse to compete Saturday.

Ron the Greek was fine during a gallop on Wednesday. Mott figures the horse later bumped the heel of his hoof, causing the abscess to develop. The Hall of Fame trainer says Ron the Greek should be fine to resume training in a couple of weeks.

Ron the Greek was fourth in last year's Classic at Santa Anita, and was coming off an upset win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup last month.


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