and come the derby seven days from now . the race will find itself down one horse from the normal twenty or so as owners of one lucky lady informed race officials they have to pull the horse out of the derby due to having to have surgery for an leg injury . even most horse fans are eying both american pharoh and dartmund as contenders to go after the triple crown. and win the derby . but both will now have some less competiton. as one lucky dane has to wind up not getting his derby chance now due to leg injury and surgery. as clock ticks down to days to the first step for maybe a triple crown claim with the first jewel being the derby.