Hoof Abscess Keeps Hungarian Star Racehorse Out of English Debut

Hungarian-owned sprinting sensation Overdose, unbeaten in 12 starts, will miss his debut in England because of a foot infection.

The 4-year-old horse won't run in the Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on May 23, but may recover in time for two races at Royal Ascot in June.

Overdose's owner, Zoltan Mikoczy, said that an abscess was removed May 9 from the injured front left foot--which has given the horse problems before--and that Overdose would not be able to return to his regular training routine before the end of May.

Overdose ran his winning streak to 12 with a victory in April's OTP Hungarian Nagydij at Kincsem Park in Budapest.

The popular Overdose runs under the colors of the Hungarian national flag.

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