Preakness Defection: International Star out with injury

Preakness 2015 logo smallTop owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, who was scratched from the Kentucky Derby the morning of the race with a left front foot injury.  He will now miss the Preakness Stakes on May 16 after being diagnosed Tuesday with a chip in his left front ankle that will sideline him for 60-90 days. “Sorry to have to…

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