Put On A Show to have chip removed from knee
March 10, 2011
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Put On A Show's racing career could be in jeopardy due to a bone chip in her right knee. Veterinarian Mike Ross at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center will perform an arthroscopic surgery on the 4-year-old mare on Friday morning.
"We hope it's not a big deal, but you never know until you do the surgery," said the mare's trainer, Chris Ryder. "She had been training well, but then she got to a point when she wasn't herself and she was x-rayed and we saw the chip."
Campaigned by Richard and Joanne Young and Craig Henderson, who recently accepted Put On A Show's Dan Patch award as the sport's 2010 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, Put On A Show won 12 of 16 starts last year and $1.16 million in purses. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover has a career best mark of 1:49.4.
Ryder said if all goes well the mare can return to the races this year, but he was hesitant to make predictions until he receives a report from Dr. Ross.