Justify has a rash on his left hind foot.Hope he is okay!
https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/horses/triple/preakness/2018/05/07/justify-horse-skin-rash-kentucky-derby-preakness/588271002/Kentucky Derby winner Justify has developed a skin condition that will be checked by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Dr. Mary Scollay, the equine medical director of the KHRC, said Monday evening that the commission plans on looking at Justify within the next 24 hours.
The horse reportedly has a condition known as "scratches," a skin rash, on his left hind foot. The rash often appears when moisture or debris is trapped in a horse's feathers (hairs on some horses' lower legs), causing minor inflammation. The muddy track at Churchill Downs on Saturday may have contributed.
Bob Baffert, Justify's trainer, said in a press release Monday that he was not concerned.
"It was sensitive there," Baffert said. "It's like a diaper rash, what he's got. He looked great today."
Right, of course. There wasn't a need for another horse to set the pace, and the stablemate did not do that, so I misworded my previous post.no need for another horse to set the pace,