Pegasus World Cup Hopeful Leavem In Malibu Suffers Fatal Injury During Workout

by | 01.10.2018 | 1:05pm
Leavem In Malibu wins the Valedictory

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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  • Mr. Moo

    That sucks significantly
    I feel for the connections and the. Crew

  • Gotchagold

    very sad. My Condolences to the connections of this fallen warrior. The day will be a little be sadder knowing he should have been there.

  • Ida Lee

    It doesn’t get any easier, does it ???? RIP Leavem in Malilu….so beautiful and gone so soon ….

  • darren fish

    Tough race. It’s a killer. So sad.

  • Kathryn R Wilt

    Awful. Sad for Casse barn

    • James Wale

      How are you doing Kathryn

  • lastromntribune

    This is so sad and heart breaking…….RIP.

  • peggy conroy

    He was put on my stable mail for the sole reason that he had and unbelievable stride and push from behind. I saw him in an early race he didn’t win thinking he was the most impressive runner and he proved to be. Such a nasty piece of luck to another horse that didn’t deserve it—as if any of them do……

  • Kathy Young

    Breaks my heart to read this kind of story. So very sorry. RIP.

  • larry outlaw

    Very sad.

  • Maurice B. Quirin

    So sad. RIP beautiful boy. Condolences to all of your connections.

  • Myrtlewood77

    Heartbreaking , condolences to all .

  • OopsyDaisy3

    Terribly sad to read this story. A big beautiful Malibu Moon progeny, gone too soon.
    In life one never knows when their time is up and that goes for man and animal.
    Treasure your time on earth and make the best of it. Leavem in Malibu left his.
    RIP big guy. Linda in Texas

  • TimTamTed

    Just tragic.Gone way too soon.In all my years,this never gets any easier.RIP Leavem In Malibu.

  • OklaHandicapper

    Just looking at his pedigree, this horse was a breakdown waiting to happen just like his full brother Danzig Moon: sire’s side has Mr. Prospector on bottom, dam’s side has Danzig on top, Mr. Prospector on the bottom. That’s a LOT of genetic unsoundness; these two brothers were genetic time bombs.

    My dad liked Danzig Moon when he was on the Derby trail. I took a look at his pedigree and said “Dad, that’s a nice horse but he’s a breakdown just waiting to happen.” Sadly I was proven right…twice.

  • Sara swope

    Even though we know,
    that catastrophic breakdowns do occur w/ a detestable regularity, it’s still such a shock when this happens. I still advise, however, looking into the quality of shoeing, the horse receives, because racehorse trainers are notorious for hiring the absolute, cheapest farrier possible. @ the expense of the horse, & the owners, & bettors, who back him.

  • Devastating loss. My sympathies to all his connections.

  • Jake

    Injury probly started at Woodbine the Tapeta surface is famous for breaking hind ankles.

  • gammyp6

    RIP Sweet Boy…

  • Delrene

    This is very heartbreaking news. Such a gorgeous horse. Very sad to hear he lost his life today.
    My deepest sympathy to all who loved and cared for him.

  • Ruffian31

    First his brother Danzig Moon and now him? This is so heartbreaking. My condolences to his connections.

    • OklaHandicapper

      It breaks my heart too. Thank god these two brothers are the only foals by Malibu Moon that their dam had. They were genetic time-bombs, just like Ruffian.

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