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Author Topic: Winner of first race on Preakness day, Homeboykris, collapses, dies  (Read 848 times)
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« on: May 21, 2016, 01:39:10 pm »

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2016/05/21/winner-first-race-on-preakness-day-homeboykris-collapses-dies.html

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In a tragic start to Preakness day, the winner of the first race at Pimlico Race Course has died on his walk back to the barn.

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Homeboykris had rallied to win the race by a half-length on a rainy Saturday. But after having his picture taken in the winner's circle, he collapsed and died. Track officials believe the 9-year-old gelding suffered cardiovascular collapse.

The horse will be taken to New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for an autopsy.

Homeboykris won the Champagne Stakes in 2009, and a year later finished 16th in the
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 02:28:51 pm »

Two horses die in first four races of Preakness Saturday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/05/21/horse-dies-after-winning-first-race-of-preakness-saturday/

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Two horses have died in the first four races of Preakness Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Homeboykris, a 9-year-old horse, died shortly after winning the first race of the day.

The Maryland-bred horse came from behind to win the race as a  9-1 underdog. It collapsed on the way back to the barn after exiting the winner?s circle.

    Tragically, Homeboykris collapsed after leaving winner's circle on way back to barn after winner's circle and died.

    ? David Grening (@DRFGrening) May 21, 2016

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. The horse?s jockey, Daniel Centeno, broke his right collarbone in the fall 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 for a
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