4-year-old colt is euthanized after Belmont injury
NEW YORK (AP) A 4-year-old colt was euthanized Saturday after breaking a bone in his left front foot in the Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park.
The race was one of several stakes on the undercard of the Belmont Stakes.
According the New York Racing Association, Helwan was pulled up with about 3 1/2 furlongs to go in the six-furlong race on the turf with the injury. He was euthanized on the track, behind a screen to keep the tens of thousands of fans from viewing the scene.
The injury was to the left cannon bone, NYRA said.
Jockey Jose L. Ortiz was not injured. He jumped off the horse, and walked off the track.
Helwan, bred in France, was in his first race in the United States. The trainer is Chad Brown; the owner Al Shaqab Racing.