Brutal: Two horses die in races before Preakness

Brutal: Two horses die in races before Preakness
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[Ed. – Good thing I don’t believe in omens.]

Two racehorses died Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, site of the Preakness Stakes to be held later in the day.

Homeboykris collapsed after the first race of the day while walking back to his barn. The horse, a 9-year-old gelding, won the race.

Pramedya, a 4-year-old filly, fractured a cannon bone in her leg while running on grass in the fourth race and was euthanized on the track. According to The Washington Post, jockey Daniel Centeno broke his collarbone in the fall.

The horses will have necropsies performed at New Bolton Center Hospital in southeastern Pennsylvania, Pimlico spokesman David Joseph said. He didn’t give a preliminary cause of death for Homeboykris.

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