A little time off from the racetrack, saved a career and maybe a horse’s life.
Mosaic Racing’s Analysis is a 4-year-old gelding, who returned to the races last week after a 10˝ month layoff, breaking his maiden in his 2014 debut. But for the New York-bred son of Freud, things could have been a lot different.
The horse was sent to Aiken-based trainer Cary Frommer during his sophomore campaign, suffering from condylar bruises, but the astute horsewoman recognized there was something else amiss.
“I noticed he was atrophied on one side of his rump,” said Frommer. “We treated him for various things before we treated him for Lyme disease. He was positive. We treated him slowly and built him up physically. The owners were very patient.”
Analysis won a 11/16-mile race on the inner turf track at Belmont Park last Thursday, defying the odds, winning by one length. The gelding is trained at the racetrack by George Weaver. However, it was while in Aiken that the dark bay horse began showing noticeable improvement.
“His mood and demeanor totally changed,” said Frommer. “He began to love training. We all loved him too.”