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Black Oynx winning the Spiral Stakes. (Photo courtest Pat Lang Photography)

By Frank Angst@BH_FAngst, Blood-Horse

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes winner Black Onyx was scratched late on the morning of Friday, May 3 from the Saturday, May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands at Churchill Downs. 

Black Onyx was scheduled to break from the inside post in the 1 1/4-mile classic. Stewards have decided that the No. 1 slot will be left open in the Kentucky Derby starting gate and the remaining 19 horses in the Derby field will start from the post positions they drew in the May 1 post draw. 

According to Breen, a first set of x-rays taken around 9:30 a.m. EDT did not detect the chip, but a second set found the minor injury. He said the Rock Hard Ten colt's lameness was "one out of five" and "like a minor limp."

Black Onyx was scheduled to break from the inside post in the Derby; stewards have decided that the No. 1 slot will be left open in the Kentucky Derby starting gate and the remaining 19 horses in the Derby field will start from the post positions they drew May 1.

Also-eligible Fear the Kitten was scratched from the Derby earlier Friday morning.

 

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