Mountain Cat won't run in Derby

February 17, 1993|By Los Angeles Times

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Mountain Cat, who set a record for 2-year-olds when he earned $1.4 million last year, won't run for trainer Wayne Lukas in this year's Kentucky Derby because of a paralyzed left vocal cord.

Mountain Cat is to be flown to Kentucky today for throat surgery later this week. Lukas said that the colt will be sidelined for about three months. Horsemen familiar with Mountain Cat's condition said that of horses that have such surgery, about 65 percent race again.

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