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Sad News to Start Preakness Day at Pimlico

(Mike Stewart | AP)

(Mike Stewart | AP)

(Mike Stewart | AP)

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.

[Baltimore Sun]

UPDATE: The hits keep coming.

The horse’s jockey, Daniel Centeno, broke his clavicle in the spill.

Article written by Nick Roush

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