Carlsbad Euthanized Following Workout

by The Editors on December 21, 2009

Carlsbad-Benoit-1We don’t follow horse racing at all. But one of our favorite horses of the last season (for rather obvious reasons) was Dennis Wier’s filly Carlsbad.

. . . the Arizona-bred filly won four races, all stakes, from seven starts this season. Undefeated in three starts as a two-year-old with trainer Kevin Lewis, she began 2009 with an eye-popping 13ΒΌ-length win in the Arizona Oaks in February at Turf Paradies.

Well, those days are over for poor Carlsbad. She reportedly fractured her ankle while galloping out for a workout on Saturday morning at LA’s Santa Anita Park and was “euthanized.”

[Link: Thoroughbred]

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Josh December 23, 2009 at 12:24 am

Work ’em hard and kill ’em when they break. Such a humane sport.

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