Cyberknife the racehorse that helped educate the world about CyberKnife Radiation Therapy to treat cancer is racing again at Churchill Downs in Sunday’s Matt Winn Stakes.
Cyberknife’s owner Al Gold was successfully treated with CyberKnife for prostate cancer, named his best racehorse Cyberknife (with a small k) to spread the word about this noninvasive, effective cancer treatment.
Cyberknife, who won the Arkansas Derby, but lost the Kentucky Derby, has worked three times since the Kentucky Derby, the second of those being a sharp four furlongs in 47.60 on May 29 at Churchill that wound up the fifth-fastest of 106 works at the distance. He turned in another five furlongs in 1:01 on June 5.
Cyberknife headlines a field of seven 3-year-olds entered in the $225,000 Matt Winn Stakes, June 12 at Churchill Downs.
The 1 1/16-mile Matt Winn will go as race eight, with a post time of 4:22 p.m. ET.
The Matt Winn annually serves as the next stop for many horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby that do not pursue either or both of the final two legs of the Triple Crown.
Cyberknife, trained by Brad Cox, finished 18th in the Kentucky Derby under jockey Florent Geroux.
“In the Kentucky Derby the pace was very fast and something he may never have to experience again,” Geroux said. “I think the Matt Winn is a good spot for him to get some of his confidence back. He’s been doing well out of the Derby and should have a better pace setup in this race than he had to deal with in the Derby.”
Cyberknife has never won at Churchill Downs but has been based beneath the Twin Spires for most of his career. He drew rave reviews for his training leading into the Kentucky Derby.
The son of Gun Runner finished second twice at Churchill as a 2-year-old before he broke his maiden at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Following the Kentucky Derby, Cyberknife has recorded three published works prior to the Matt Winn. Geroux will once again be aboard for Sunday’s race and break from post 6.
Cyberknife has been working three times since the Kentucky Derby, the second of those being a sharp four furlongs in 47.60 on May 29 at Churchill that wound up the fifth-fastest of 106 works at the distance. He turned in another five furlongs in 1:01 on June 5.
It’s no secret that CyberKnife Miami’s favorite racehorse of all time is Cyberknife.
Like the non-invasive radiotherapy system for which he was named, this beautiful colt has impressive speed and an unrelenting focus on winning.
Al Gold and his horse Cyberknife are real-life inspirations for both horse racing buffs and prostate cancer patients.
We will be watching and cheering Cyberknife on during the Matt Winn Stakes Sunday June 12th hoping to see a victory. Post time is 4:22pm Eastern Time.
Even more important, we hope for a victory for every prostate cancer patient.
Like Cyberknife the racehorse, our goal is to get you to the finish line first.
We put patients first, helping them get back to their lives faster.
To find out more about prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife, call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our prostate cancer website now for more information.
CyberKnife for the Win!