Calumet Farm’s Bravazo (Awesome Again) will miss an intended start in the G1 Dubai World Cup later this month and instead undergo surgery at Rood and Riddle for a knee issue. The problem was detected by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas during training Thursday morning.
“He had some gravel and garbage that they wanted to clean up,” Lukas said, adding he expects Bravazo to return to his barn by June 1.
A MGISP multi-millionaire, Bravazo has danced every dance since early last year and was most recently fourth in the GI Pegasus World Cup Jan. 26 at Gulfstream.
“He had a long, hard campaign, so this might not be all bad,” Lukas said. “He’ll get a little break. He’ll be back by the first of June and that gives him a chance to have a real good summer and fall campaign.”