Report: Jackie's Warrior Has Knee Chip Surgery, Will Race Next Year


Jackie's Warrior | Sarah Andrew

J. Kirk and Judy Robison's talented sprinter/miler Jackie's Warrior (Maclean's Music) underwent surgery last week to remove a bone chip in his left knee, Daily Racing Form reports. The procedure was performed by Dr. Larry Bramlage last Friday. “He is going to do rehab at Becky Maker's farm in Lexington,” trainer Steve Asmussen told DRF. “We do plan on a 2022 campaign.” A two-time Grade I winner at two, Jackie's Warrior annexed the GII Pat Day Mile S. in May and was second by a neck in the GI Woody Stephens S. the following month. He took his next three, scoring emphatic wins in the GII Amsterdam S. and GII Gallant Bob S. on either side of a hard-fought victory over the fellow superstar Life Is Good (Into Mischief) in the GI H. Allen Jerkens Memorial S. in August. The bay was most recently sixth at 1-2 odds in the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 6. It was announced last month that Spendthrift Farm had acquired Jackie's Warrior's breeding rights.

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