Homeboykris was the first winner today at the Preakness, getting the win by a nose. It was a joyous moment, one that didn’t last.
After Homeboykris was photographed in the winner’s circle, the nine-year old gelding collapsed on his way back to the barn. He did not survive.
Owned by former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, Homeboykris was a 50-1 longshot in the 2010 edition of the Kentucky Derby, finishing in 16th place. He had 14 career wins worth $567,389.
UPDATE: The hits keep coming.
Pimlico says Pramedya suffered a left front mid-cannon bone fracture in the fourth race and was euthanized on the track.
— John Clay (@johnclayiv) May 21, 2016
The horse’s jockey, Daniel Centeno, broke his clavicle in the spill.