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Archarcharch Injured in Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Archarcharch's storybook trip to the Kentucky Derby ended when the 3-year-old colt pulled up lame in the final yards at Churchill Downs.

The Arkansas Derby winner sustained a fracture to his left front leg on Saturday, but on-call veterinarian Dr. Larry Bramlage said it was not a life-threatening injury.

Jockey Jon Court said the horse struggled over the dirt at Churchill Downs. Archarcharch started from the rail and finished 15th, then was quickly taken for X-rays in the barn area.

Bramlage said Archarcharch was able to walk in his stall after the race.

The colt had been one of the feel-good stories of the week, providing Court and 70-year-old trainer Jinks Fires with their first Derby appearance.

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