HELLO BREAKS DOWN IN SWAPS.Byline: Kristen Davis Daily News Staff Writer
Hello, a 3-year-old colt who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby Kentucky Derby
One of the classic U.S. Thoroughbred horse races. It was established in 1875 and run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs track in Louisville, Ky. With the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, it makes up U.S. racing's coveted Triple Crown. , was humanely destroyed Sunday afternoon at Hollywood Park Hollywood Park may be several places:
``He took a bad step,'' said Hello's trainer, Hall of Famer Ron McAnally.
``(Jockey) Chris (McCarron) said he felt good all the way around but just took a bad step. It's the part of the game that you hate to see. It's unfortunate.''McCarron said there was nothing complicated about the accident.
``He broke his leg and fell,'' McCarron said.
The jockey reinjured his left shoulder on the fall. He was taken to Centinela Medical Center for X-rays, which revealed a sprain sprain, stretching or wrenching of the ligaments and tendons of a joint, often with rupture of the tissues but without dislocation. Sprains occur most commonly at the ankle, knee, or wrist joints, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in moving the involved joint. .
McCarron, also a Hall of Famer, said he expects to be able to ride on Del Mar's opening day Wednesday.
The injury caused McCarron to miss the $400,000 Sunset Handicap and $400,000 Vanity Handicap. His horses, Marlin and Twice the Vice, went on to win under other jockeys.
Hello got off to a slow start and was in last place most of the race. He passed Activist before breaking down with about an eighth of a mile left in the race.
Dr. Ray Baran, the track veterinarian veterinarian /vet·er·i·nar·i·an/ (vet?er-i-nar´e-an) a person trained and authorized to practice veterinary medicine and surgery; a doctor of veterinary medicine.
n. who administered the lethal injection, said Hello suffered a compound fracture compound fracture
See open fracture.
A fracture in which the broken end or ends of the bone have torn through the skin. of the left-front cannon bone cannon bone
the 3rd metacarpal (metatarsal) of the horse, or the 3rd and 4th metacarpals (metatarsals) of ruminants. .
Al and Sandee Kirkwood, Hello's owners, left the racetrack without commenting on the accident.
In addition to his eighth-place finish at the Kentucky Derby, the small horse who stood at a little more than 15 hands high, finished third in the Santa Anita Derby The Santa Anita Derby is an American Grade 1 thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds run each April at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and carries a purse of $750,000. .
McCarron originally injured his left shoulder before the Kentucky Derby, causing him to miss his mount on Hello in that race.
Free House owners Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan expressed their condolences.
``I'm sickened by what happened,'' McCaffery said. ``It just breaks my heart when that happens.''