Canadian stakes winner Leavem in Malibu had to be euthanized following a workout Monday at the Palm Meadows training center.
The Daily Racing Form reports that the 5-year-old son of Malibu Moon suffered a catastrophic injury to a hind ankle. The Mark Casse trainee had just completed a five-furlong breeze in 1:00.40 and was being pulled up when he broke down. The Form reports that efforts to save the horse were futile.
Leavem in Malibu was owned by Gary Barber and Conrad Farms. During his racing career he captured the G3 Valedictory and finished second in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Woodbine. Altogether he four of 12 starts and earned $326,412.
Casse was pointing Leavem in Malibu to the G1 Pegasus World Cup later this month.
“I'm still in shock about it,” Casse said. “It's extremely sad and unfortunate.”
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