Godolphin’s Grade I-winning juvenile Maxfield (Street Sense), who was revealed last week to be getting the rest of 2019 off, had surgery Monday at Rood & Riddle to remove a “mildly displaced chip” from his ankle and will get 60 days away from the track, Godolphin announced in a press release.
An impressive winner of the GI Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, the undefeated colt was preparing for a start in the GI TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile before being scratched the week of the race. Following his two-month respite, the bay will return to trainer Brendan Walsh at Walsh’s Palm Meadows base.
“While it was obviously disappointing to miss the Breeders’ Cup, the welfare of the horse comes first and we brought him home for a full evaluation with Dr. [Larry] Bramlage,” said Jimmy Bell, president and director of racing for Godolphin in the United States. “We will give the horse all the time he needs before resuming what we hope to be an exciting season for him next year.”