August 26, 2011

Death Toll at Del Mar: EIGHT!

From today's San Diiego Union-Tribune:

Two more horses were euthanized at the Del Mar Racetrack today as a result of injuries at the track, one from a racing accident on opening week, the second from a Thursday morning workout.

That raises the total of deceased horses to eight for the meeting.

Pedaltothemedal, a 3-year-old filly trained by Art Sherman and owned by Ackerman Stables, just completed a 5-furlong workout in :59.60 when she went down on the Polytrack.

“I’m just devastated by this,” trainer Sherman said. “Joe Talamo was riding her and she just completed her workout when her butt-end just went out. To break her pelvis like that, she had to really have slipped and twisted. This game is tough.”


3 Yr. old filly -- broken pelvis

Our Lady Gaga

Warren's Diggers
2 yr. old -- broken sesamoids

Kicken Off
4 yr. old filly

Ali's Lake
2 yr. old filly

Deviant Sax
3 yr. old filly -- broken sesamoids

Be Driven
5 yr. old mare -- broke down

Nijinsky's Leap
2 yr. old colt -- broke down

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