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Point of Entry making progress

By Michael Mac Adam
Friday, August 16, 2013

Five-time Grade I winner Point of Entry, out since June 9 with a condylar fracture in his left hind cannon bone, has been making good progress in Ocala, Fla., and could still make the Breeders' Cup in November, trainer Shug McGaughey said this morning.

The injury was discovered the day after Point of Entry won the Grade I Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap on Belmont Stakes Day.

Winner of the Sword Dancer at Saratoga last year, Point of Entry had surgery on June 10.
The long-range plan was for him to run in Saturday's Arlington Million, but instead he has been recovering.

"He's been doing very well," McGaughey said. "He's in Ocala, he's been jogging. Everything being equal, he's going to start galloping on Monday. So everything's going along fine so far."

Phipps Stable's Point of Entry, a 5-year-old son of Dynaformer, was scheduled to retire from racing after this season, but may still be able to sneak in a return to the Breeders' Cup Turf, in which he was second by a half-length to Little Mike last year.

"We've got our fingers crossed," McGaughey said. "That's why he's down there in training. He's going to go to stud, anyway, so hopefully we can get him to where we need to get him."

 

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