Va-bred Bond Holder Loses Laminitis Fight

Trainer Doug O’Neill, who conditioned Virginia-bred Derby hopeful Bond Holder, announced on Facebook that the son of Mineshaft has lost his battle with laminitis. Owned by Reddam Racing LLC and bred by Lazy Lane, Bond Holder won last year’s Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

 

The stable announced on March 19 that the colt was being treated for laminitis, and in the Facebook post, O’Neill states that “the severity of the laminitis was ultimately too much to overcome.”

The VTA extends our deepest condolences to all connections.

Lazy Lane-bred Bond Holder winning the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes in September. Photo Courtesy Benoit Photo.

Lazy Lane-bred Bond Holder winning the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes in September. Photo Courtesy Benoit Photo.