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Quality Road out of the Kentucky Derby

April 27, 2009 | 12:16 pm


Quality Road, one of the leading contenders for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, will not participate in the race after the 3-year-old could not train today because of a sore right foot.

Quality Road had won three of four starts, including the Florida Derby. The horse had developed a quarter crack on his right front foot last Thursday.

-- Eric Sondheimer

Photo: Quality Road, with jockey John R. Velazquez, heads toward the finish line to win the Florida Derby on March 28. Credit: Adam Coglianese / Associated Press