Sea Hero Will Return, Trainer Says

Associated Press

Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero will return to racing next spring, trainer Mack Miller says.

A small calcium deposit was discovered above one of the colt’s knee joints after Sea Hero’s third-place finish last week in Woodbine’s Molson Export Million, Miller said.

“He came out of the race fine,” Miller said during the weekend from the Rokeby Stable barn at Belmont Park. “But we’re not going to run him any more this year. We will have him here for the spring.”

Sea Hero also won the Travers at Saratoga and would have figured as a major contender in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.