“We Anticipate A Strong Fall Campaign”: Post-Surgery Update On Just Steel

Just Steel | Christina Bossinakis

GI Arkansas Derby runner up Just Steel (Justify) continues to do well since having surgery to repair a condylar fracture of his right front fetlock May 22. In a video update provided by Light Up Racing and Martha Jane at Mulholland Springs, the 3-year-old is said to progressing well through rehab. Detailing his next steps, she says that: “It's been about 35 days since his surgery so we've started hand-walking him. Dr. Bramlage would like to have him hand-walked for another month. If everything still goes well, we will take some x-rays and look. He's very sound so I'm sure it's [the surgery site] doing well but as a preventative and just to be cautious, we'll take some x-rays of him and, with Dr. Bramlage's blessing, we will turn him out for a month and then we will see when Mr. [D. Wayne] Lukas and Dr. Bramlage wants to take him back. But he's been a great patient and we all anticipate a strong Fall campaign.”

Just Steel suffered the injury during a fifth-place effort in the GI Preakness Stakes May 18.


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