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Sesamoid fracture keeps River's Prayer from Eclipse Award


Last updated 2/21/2008 at Noon

River’s Prayer, who was stabled at the San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center and bred by Vessels Stallion Farm, was nominated for horse racing’s Eclipse Award as the top Female Sprinter of 2007, but the fractured sesamoid bone which kept her out of the Breeders’ Cup likely also cost her the award which went to Maryfield during the January 21 ceremony in Beverly Hills.

“We were a little disappointed. There were a lot of people who were very supportive of her receiving it,” said Paula Capestro, who trained River’s Prayer and was a part-owner of the filly.


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