Michael Langford's 4-year-old Untrapped was euthanized on June 25 after the onset of laminitis, reports bloodhorse.com. The son of Trappe Shot suffered a bout of colic and was sent to Rood & Riddle about 10 days ago, and the laminitis was an additional complication.
“He was at Rood & Riddle for about five days, then he was released from the clinic and went to Becky Maker's farm and they called me yesterday and said the vet would be calling me that Untrapped was (starting) to founder,” Langford said. “By the time the vet called me, he had gotten in pretty bad shape. They just said with what all had happened to him with the colic and stuff, he would not have a very good success rate of recovering. It would be a painful process. So I told the vet, let's do the right thing.”
Under the care of trainer Steve Asmussen, Untrapped compiled multiple graded stakes placings and earnings of $857,005. He finished 12th in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, but broke through last fall with a win in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. Most recently, Untrapped finished second in the G3 Pimlico Special.
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