Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal sidelined for 60 days

Mo Donegal, with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., is paraded in the winner's circle after victory in the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal came out of the last leg of the Triple Crown with bone bruising and will be out of training for 60 days.

Jerry Crawford, CEO of Donegal Racing, and co-owner Mike Repole said Saturday the colt will continue to be evaluated.

Mo Donegal won the 1 1/2-mile Belmont by three lengths on June 11. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 3-year-old colt has won four of seven career starts and has earnings of $1.5 million.