It was a dark start to the day of racing at Pimlico. Homeboykris, a 9-year-old gelding, was victorious in the day's first race, a starter allowance. After visiting the winner's circle, reports indicate that he collapsed on the way back to the barn, suffering what appeared to be a heart attack, according to trainer Francis Campitelli's son Chris. He would not get up again.
Homeboykris hasn't taken a bad step since we've had him. Owner claimed him to assure he went to good home after race career. Freak accident
— Chris Campitelli (@CampoTres) May 21, 2016
A 14-time winner from 63 career starts, Homeboykris once ran in the Kentucky Derby. He captured the Grade 1 Champagne in 2009 when trained by Rick Dutrow, and holds career earnings of over $560,000.
Three races later, Pramedya suffered a fatal breakdown over Pimlico's turf course, unseating jockey Daniel Centeno. The 4-year-old filly was euthanized after the incident. She's owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson's Lael Stables, the same connections as the ill-fated Barbaro.
Centeno was transported to the hospital, and various reports indicate the jockey has suffered a broken clavicle.
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