Two horses die after Preakness undercard races
Two horses died following undercard races at the 2016 Preakness Stakes.
Pramedya had to be euthanized on the track following the fourth race of the day after a broken left-front cannon bone left her immobile and sent her jockey, Daniel Centeno, flying. Centeno was taken to the hospital with a broken clavicle. Pramedya, a four-year-old filly was owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson, the owners of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.
Homeboykris, the winner of the day’s opening race, collapsed and died after having pictures taken in the winner’s circle. The nine-year-old gelding was believed to have suffered a cardiovascular collapse after the race. He ran in the Kentucky Derby in 2010 and was the winner of the 2009 Champagne Stakes.
The running of the 141st Preakness takes place at 6:45 p.m. ET.