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Oxbow Injured And Out Of Travers
Trainer D Wayne Lukas put to bed rumours about the health of Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow by ruling him out of the Gr1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug 24, reports drf.com. Oxbow suffered an ankle injury when finishing 4th in the Haskell Invitational on July 28, but Lukas refused to put a line through a Travers start until now. "I pretty much resolved that we're not going to try and make the Travers," Lukas explained. "We may look at the Pennsylvania Derby [on Sept 21] or something like that. That's more realistic." Oxbow's omission means that the eagerly anticipated clash between the winners of all three legs of the triple-crown, namely Oxbow, Palace Malice & Orb, will have to be postponed for another day.