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Sad.. Two horses die in first four races on Preakness Saturday

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Staff member
Jan 14, 2008
Tragedy marred the early races on Preakness Saturday, with two horses dying in the first four events at Pimlico Race Course.
Homeboykris, a 9-year-old gelding who was bred in Maryland, died shortly after winning the first race of the day, coming from behind as a 9-1 underdog.
The horse collapsed on the way back to the barn after exiting the winner’s circle and died.

Four-year-old Pramedya collapsed in the middle of the fourth race with a broken left front leg and was euthanized on the track. It was the fifth start of the filly’s career.
Jockey Daniel Centeno, broke his right collarbone when he was tossed by the horse and was taken to a local hospital.

A cause of death for Homeboykris has not been determined. The horse will be taken to New Bolton Center Hospital in Pennsylvania,
the same hospital to which Barbaro was taken after he was injured in the Preakness 10 years ago, for a necropsy and no doubt there will be renewed discussion about the age at which a racehorse should be retired.



Newbie Streaker
May 4, 2016
That's a sad story indeed, but such things are common on the race courses. As far as I know the race horses' retirement age for now is 12 years and still the permission to start the race could be granted to her after she undergone a veterinary examination and Stewards said that she is fine. I personally never betted on the old horses and never will, but for now you can do nothing with the profit-hungry owners who want to squeeze every penny they can from the poor animal.


Staff member
Feb 25, 2008
Yes that is very sad surely they could retire them earlier and breed from them