Two horses are dead (so far) at Pimlico this afternoon – Preakness Day.
In the 1st race, 9-year-old Homeboykris, under the whip for the 64th time, “collapsed and died,” says Fox News, “after winning and having his picture taken in the winner’s circle” – “cardiovascular collapse,” perhaps. By the way, the chartwriter notes that the soon-to-be-dead gelding “rallied under [a] right handed rousing” to win. Imagine that.
In the 4th race, 4-year-old Pramedya “broke down leaving the far turn” (Equibase) – euthanized where she lay. Unsurprisingly, this is the only one of the day’s replays that cannot be found on the MarylandRacing YouTube channel.
More to come…