In the Pegasus Stakes, his first race after finishing second
in the Preakness, Itsmyluckyday was pulled up along the backstretch by jockey
Mike Smith and was later diagnosed with a fractured Ilium,
a bone in the pelvic region. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. says that his horse is
coming along very well, and that he expects big things from him in the future.
is doing outstanding,” Plesa said. “He’s still under stall rest until the first
of October. The very end of September we’ll send him in for a bone scan to see
how that Ilium’s healing. Mentally he’s doing
great, physically he looks great so I’m anticipating a big 4-year-old year for
has won five of his 13 career races thus far, with his most notable win being
in the Grade 3 Holy Bull. He has also placed in the Florida Derby and the
Preakness, both Grade 1 events. A 3-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron out of Viva La
Slew, Itsmyluckyday accumulated $830,100 in lifetime earnings for owners
Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa.