Casemate Again Suffers Seasamoid Bone Fracture: Injury May Have Occurred While Winning Belmonts Metropolitan, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Casemate Again Suffers Sesamoid Bone Fracture Injury May Have Occurred While Winning Belmonts Metropolitan BELMONT PARK, Elmont, L. I., N. Y., May 22. — Trainer Bobby Dotter said today that x-rays taken of James Cox Bradys Casemate revealed that the Metropolitan winner had suffered a fractured sesamoid bone. The injury evidently occurred during the running of Saturdays stake, in which Casemate stood a long drive courageously after making his own pace and stepping the mile in a brilliant 1:35%. Casemate suffered a similar injury last summer, shortly after having won the Rumson Handicap at Monmouth Park in July. The son of Case Ace returned to action in the. Paumonok Handicap this spring, after having been on the sidelines for a lengthy period. Dotter doubts if Casemate will ever be able to race again, though he will be conserved for breeding. Casemate showed an abundance of speed from his debut as a juvenile, but has never been entirely sound. Prior to his victors in the Metropolitan, in which he was asked to go more than six furlongs for the first time, his best race was a victory over Sheilas Reward, in which he gave the colt who was voted last years sprint champion 10 pounds. As a juvenile, he inflicted the only defeat C. T. Chenerys Hill Prince was to suffer as a two-year-old. This year, Casemate finished a close second in the Paumonok won by Ferd, was carried wide in an overnight race at Jamaica, was third in the Camden Handicap at Garden State and finished well to be third in the Toboggan before winning the Metropolitan. v

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