Lightning Strike: Little sister of Champion Escape Clause Recovered from Injury in Storm

Two-Year-Old suffered a severe leg injury in lightning storm in Kentucky before yearling sale last fall but is making improvement

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By: The Insider |

 

While Manitoba’s greatest race horse of all time, Escape Clause, gets ready for motherhood in Japan, her baby sister in Manitoba has recovered from a life-threatening injury suffered in a lightning storm in Kentucky and is getting the feel of a saddle for the first time.

“Filly is doing well,” Sherisse Ziprick of Ziprick Thoroughbred breeding in Russell, Manitoba told The Insider after visiting her in the stable of Barry Arnason in Rosser, Manitoba. “She’s started under saddle and doing well. Just deciding on her name.”

That means the filly, by Going Commando – Danger Pay who turned 2 on Jan. 1, has come a long way from her experience in Lexington, Kentucky in October when she required more than 100 stitches to close a huge gaping wound under a foreleg when she tried to leap a fence when lighting hit a tree at night at her Fasig-Tipton enclosure. She had been taken there from Manitoba to be sold in a yearling sale.

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