Talented Sophomore Filly Taraz Suffers Fatal Training Accident At Oaklawn

by | 02.17.2020 | 11:41am
Taraz wins the Martha Washington Stakes

Juddmonte Farm's talented homebred filly Taraz severely fractured her left front pastern Monday morning in a workout at Oaklawn Park, according to a statement released by Juddmonte.

“She was transported back to the barn where X-rays were taken and reviewed, with the attending veterinarian consulting Dr. Bob Hunt of Hagyard,” the statement continued. “Given the extreme nature of the damage to the bone and compromise to the blood supply, it was agreed that repair was impractical. Having consulted between trainer Brad Cox, veterinarians and Juddmonte management it was deemed best to euthanize the filly.”

Taraz, sired by Into Mischief, won each of her three career starts by open margins. Her most recent victory came in Oaklawn's Martha Washington stakes by 3 3/4 lengths, and Juddmonte had been planning to start the undefeated filly in the G3 Honeybee Stakes on March 7, a Road to the Kentucky Oaks points race.

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