Another horse passed away Saturday at Churchill Downs ahead of the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Freezing Point was the seventh horse to pass away just recently at Churchill Downs and the 2nd on Saturday.
In the 8th race of the day, Freezing Point, a 50-1 long shot, brought up along the back stretch of the dirt track. After leaving the chute, the horse brought up greatly after taking a bad action near the six-furlong marker.
The horse was rapidly filled into an equine ambulance and vanned away for medical attention and was later on euthanized, NBC commentators stated on the nationwide Derby broadcast.
Freezing Point was ridden by jockey Corey Lanerie, who rode Chloe’s Dream previously Saturday. Chloe’s Dream was euthanized following an ideal front knee injury in the day’s 2nd race
” I need to take a look at the replay and do not wish to be disrespectful however this is my friend,” Freezing Point’s fitness instructor, Joe Lejzerowicz, stated in a text to The Carrier Journal. “He was bumped and had actually taken a bad action.”