Juddmonte Farms’ Spanish Fern died of internal bleeding resulting from a fractured pelvis the evening of the Breeders’ Cup day of championship Thoroughbred races at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The 5-year-old mare pulled herself up shortly after the start of the race, noticeably favoring her left hind leg.
Did a horse die in the Melbourne Cup?
A report by Racing Victoria into the death found the Aidan O’Brien-trained stallion was administered a nerve block injection on October 9. … Anthony Van Dyck is the seventh horse – all internationals – to die in the Melbourne Cup in as many years.
What horse was injured in the Breeders Cup?
LEXINGTON – Absolutely Aiden, a 4-year-old colt, sustained an injury during Saturday’s Lafayette Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Keeneland and was euthanized on the track. In a news release, Keeneland said the horse was examined by three doctors.
Do horses feel pain when whipped?
Two papes published in journal Animals lend support to a ban on whipping in horse racing. They respectively show that horses feel as much pain as humans would when whipped, and that the whip does not enhance race safety.
What happened to absolutely Aiden?
Absolutely Aiden was euthanized after suffering what on-track veterinarians diagnosed as a disarticulation of his left front fetlock in the Lafayette Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard. The son of Stay Thirsty was trained by Wesley Hawley and ridden Saturday by Chris Landeros.
What place did Tiz the law come in Breeders Cup?
Tiz the Law next raced in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic where he finished sixth.