How did Finnick the Fierce lose an eye?
- Blue JayLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
When Dr. Arnaldo Monge was called to examine a Kentucky-bred foal a few hours after it entered the world, he was excited by its unusually robust appearance. Then, upon closer inspection, he was dismayed.
The youngster that would be named Finnick the Fierce had a congenital cataract in his right eye, a condition Monge knew would be costly and problematic. It became so difficult to treat that the eye was ultimately surgically removed to relieve the horse of constant discomfort.
Still, Monge was so convinced of the sturdy prospect’s potential that he purchased the son of Dialed In for $3,000 from breeder Paige Jillian Gilster of Blu Sky Stables while also agreeing to house the mare, Southern Classic, at his Nicholasville, Ky., farm for a year while providing veterinary care.
Trainer Rey Hernandez also bought into Finnick the Fierce, becoming an equal partner with Monge and his wife, Thena. And now they suddenly find themselves on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail.
- 1 month ago
Bad pool game?.........