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Kentucky Derby 2012: Creative Cause Not Scratched At Deadline, My Adonis Will Now Race At Pimlico Instead

When the official time for horses to be scratched from the 2012 Kentucky Derby came and went on Friday (9 a.m.), no horses were withdrawn from the race. One horse that had been surrounded by speculation after arriving late to the track was Creative Cause. His trainer ended that speculation stating

"He is fine," Harrington said after the son of Giant's Causeway went to the track at Churchill Downs. "I am looking forward to tomorrow." (via Blood Horse)

When Creative Cause stayed in the race, that meant also-eligible horse My Adonis, owned former Newsday paperboy and Chaminade High School grad George Hall and his wife Lori Hall, was ruled out. My Adonis would have been starting out of the 20th gate at 50/1 odds if he had been included in the field at the last minute.

Now that My Adonis is out of the race, he'll been on a van to Pimlico to run in the Canonero II Stakes on Saturday. My Adonis is the favorite to win the race. Trainer Kelly Breen said his horse will try to use Canonero II to prepare for the Preakness Stakes on May 19 (via Daily Racing Form).

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