Miss Sky Warrior Returns to Training Following Surgery

Following a fourth-place result in her debut race, Miss Sky Warrior went on a hot streak, winning her next five races (including four stakes events), before finishing a disappointing eighth in her most recent race, the grade one Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 5.

The four stakes races Miss Sky Warrior came away as the victor include the grade three Tempted Stakes, and three grade two wins — the Demoiselle Stakes, the Davona Dale Stakes, and the Gazelle Stakes.

Following a recovery period from surgery to remove a knee chip, Miss Sky Warrior made her return to training at Belmont Park under the guidance of trainer Kelly Breen.

“She had a small chip on her knee that she sustained during the Oaks,” said breeder Al London. “We were concerned it might end her career, but we sent her to Dr. Patty Hogan (Hogan Equine at Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J.). She said the chip was minor and the filly would come back as good as she ever was.”

The plan now for the sophomore daughter of First Samurai is to take it easy in her training. If all goes according to plan and she’s healed up, a return to racing in October is possible. London also briefly touched upon Double Sky, the two-year-old half brother of Miss Sky Warrior, who is also training under Breen. London said that Double Sky is “a big, long-legged colt and has the same enormous stride that Miss Sky Warrior has.”

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