A 5-year-old mare who completed third in final Saturday’s Osunitas Stakes has died after struggling an damage at Del Mar Thoroughbred Membership, state horse racing officers confirmed Saturday.
“The 5-year-old mare Nevisian Dawn misplaced her rider whereas exercising Friday morning at Del Mar, ran off, and sustained accidents that required euthanasia,” California Horse Racing Board spokesman Mike Marten advised Metropolis Information Service.
“Freak accident. She obtained free from her rider, ran off and sadly ran right into a fence publish,” Del Mar spokesman McBride advised CNS.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Nevisian Dawn suffered “an inoperable shoulder damage after crashing right into a barrier.”
Nevisian Dawn had 10 profession races and two first-place finishes. Her third-place end at Del Mar final weekend was her solely race of 2023. She was owned by Alpha Delta Stables. Her coach was Michael McCarthy and her jockey was Juan J. Hernandez, based on the business web site Equibase.
It was the primary fatality of the observe’s summer season meet. Del Mar noticed seven whole horse deaths in the course of the 2022-23 fiscal yr, based on state officers.
— Metropolis Information Service