Joe Torre-owned horse dies after winning opening race on Preakness card

Ten years after Barbaro broke down during the Preakness, tragedy struck Saturday as Pimlico opened the race card for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Homeboykris was sent off at 9-1 in the first race and the 9-year-old gelding, who once ran in the Kentucky Derby, upset the field by a half-length.

The horse, co-owned by baseball’s Joe Torre, came to the winner’s circle after the 14th victory in 63 career starts. He was then led back to the barn, and collapsed and died en route.

The Daily Racing Form reported the sad incident.

Homeboykris finished 16th at odds of 50-1 in the 2010 Kentucky Derby.

A gloomy day in Maryland turned darker in the fourth race when Pramedya, a 4-year-old filly, collapsed on the turf and suffered a left-front mid-cannon-bone fracture. She was euthanized on the track.

Pramedya’s jockey, Daniel Centeno, fractured his right clavicle. In an absolutely tragic and ironic twist, the Baltimore Sun reported that Lael Stables, which oned Pramedya also owned Barbaro, who broke down in the 2006 Preakness. 



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