King’s Bishop Runner-Up Mentor Cane Euthanized

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Mentor Cane, second in the Grade 1 Foxwoods King’s Bishop on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course, was euthanized on Thursday following an injury he incurred during a workout this morning.

The 3-year-old suffered a right-hind lateral condylar fracture and a comminuted right-hind P1 fracture, according to Dr. Anthony Verderosa, Chief Examining Veterinarian for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA).

Trained by John Shirreffs for Jerry and Ann Moss, Mentor Cane posted a five-length maiden victory on July 6 at Belmont in his third start. He was fourth in the Grade 2 Amsterdam on July 28 at Saratoga prior to the Foxwoods King’s Bishop.

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  • Bein

    How I wish they could talk.

    My condolences to all who knew this horse. I know you’re hurting today.

  • 14151617

    Sad

  • justaguest

    Condolences to the connections, these beautiful animals can be so fragile.

  • Ida Lee

    Oh No…RIP Mentor Cane…too young to lose you…

  • Beach

    Deepest condolences to all. So very sad. I was looking forward to watching Mentor Cane because I thought he did so well in the King’s Bishop. God keep him.

    “We are in for a gallop – away! away!
    I told them my beauty could fly…”

  • cheri

    Much too soon, Mentor Cane. Much too soon. How sad for all involved.

  • Chantal Smithless

    Another tragic, tragic loss………I believe Mentor Cane was going to be a good one. Condolences to the connections. And within the same 45 minute period another accident on the same track claimed ANOTHER horse during a workout. This has been the WORST couple of months for casualties.

  • Betsy Baxter

    Heartbreaking. I put him in my VS after that impressive King’s Bishop. Sympathies to all of the connections.

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