Thankfully this doesn't happen too often, but it happens

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Thankfully this doesn't happen too often, but it happens

Postby Domer » May 22nd, 2016, 9:07 am

This isn't frequent, but it does happen. I had one horse killed on the track while I was driving her in a race. A horse on the outside of me broke stride and drifted over into my horse. That knocked her offstride and she stumbled and fell, slamming her head into the track. It fractured her skull and she was dead instantly. ... akness-day

In a tragic start to Preakness day, two horses died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Homeboykris had rallied to win the day's first race by a half-length on a rainy Saturday. After having his picture taken in the winner's circle, he collapsed and died on his walk back to the barn. Track officials believe the 9-year-old gelding suffered cardiovascular collapse.

Pramedya was euthanized on the track after breaking her left front leg during the fourth race of the day, Pimlico racing officials said. She broke down around the turn and tumbled to the ground as jockey Daniel Centeno was thrown to the turf.

Centeno was driven off in an ambulance. Officials said he broke his right collarbone.

Pramedya was owned by Lael Stables, which also owned Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who broke his leg during the 2006 Preakness Stakes. The injury ultimately led to Barbaro's death eight months later.

"It's ironic, right?'' Roy Jackson, owner of Pramedya, told The Associated Press. "It was tough to watch.''[...]
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