2 Horses Die In Belmont Park Accident
ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four-time graded stakes winner Caixa Eletronica and another horse died Saturday after a training accident at Belmont Park on Long Island.
Caixa Eletronica was galloping on the training track Saturday morning when he collided with Six Drivers, who was running loose after dumping his rider behind the starting gate. Caixa Eletronica suffered a skull fracture and Six Drivers broke its neck.
Dr. Anthony Verderosa, chief examining veterinarian for the New York Racing Association, said both horses died immediately.
Caixa Eletronica was owned by Mike Repole and trained by Todd Pletcher. The 9-year-old horse won seven stakes, including the Westchester, the Charles Town Classic and the True North Handicap. Caixa Eletronica had earned more than $1.8 million.
Repole said it was “a terrible day for racing.”
Caixa Eletronica’s exercise rider, Carlos Castro, was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Six Drivers’ rider, Julio Pezua, had no apparent injuries.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Chair For Pope Francis’ Mass Arrives At Madison Square Garden
- Limited LIRR Service To And From Penn Restored With Heavy Delays Following Signal Problems
- 4 Dead In Long Branch House Fire That May Be Murder-Suicide
- Big Win For Obama On Iran Nuke Deal As Senate Dems Amass Enough Votes
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)