Indiana Horse Racing Commission

Texas Horse of the Year Ivan Fallunovalot Gets Time Off

Ivan Fallunovalot (Photo by Coady Photography)

Ivan Fallunovalot (Photo by Coady Photography)

Multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot, a son of Valid Expectations who was the 2015 Texas Horse of the Year, will be turned out for approximately a month at owner Lewis Mathews’ farm south of Hot Springs to recover from a quarter-crack, trainer Tom Howard said Saturday morning, an injury that will keep the gelding from running in the $400,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 10 at Oaklawn. The gelding finished second in last year’s Count Fleet.

“We gave it a shot, but where the crack is at, it’s in a difficult spot,” Howard. “It’s on the inside and back.”

The injury to Ivan Fallunovalot’s left front foot was detected in late February and kept the gelding out of the $100,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 5 at Oaklawn.

Howard said he hoped Ivan Fallunovalot could still make the Count Fleet, but the foot was tender following a half-mile work March 20 at Oaklawn. The gelding wasn’t nominated to the 6-furlong Count Fleet, Howard said, adding the hope is the gelding will be ready for the Remington Park meeting that begins in August.

Ivan Fallunovalot won the $100,000 King Cotton Stakes Jan. 30 at Oaklawn in his 2016 debut, increasing his career earnings to $536,910.

On behalf of Mathews, Howard claimed Ivan Fallunovalot for $25,000 at the 2014 Oaklawn meeting. Ivan Fallunovalot was bred by Eileen Hartis.

(from Oaklawn news release)

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