By Jessica Martini
Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund (Big Brown), off since winning the Nov. 28 GIII Native Diver S., will miss an expected start in Saturday’s GII San Antonio S.
“Dortmund is going to skip the race,” trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Monday. “He is just not ready yet.”
Dortmund, winner of last year’s GI Santa Anita Derby and third in the GI Kentucky Derby, had been expected to make his 2016 debut in the Jan. 9 GII San Pasqual S., but missed that engagement after missing training time due to a quarter crack. In his most recent work, the 4-year-old went five furlongs at Santa Anita Jan. 27 in :59.40.