Sad News to Start Preakness Day at Pimlico
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Sad News to Start Preakness Day at Pimlico

Nick Roushover 5 years


Article written by:Nick RoushNick Roush


[caption id="attachment_199875" align="alignnone" width="600"](Mike Stewart | AP) (Mike Stewart | AP)[/caption] Homeboykris was the first winner today at the Preakness, getting the win by a nose.  It was a joyous moment, one that didn't last. After Homeboykris was photographed in the winner's circle, the nine-year old gelding collapsed on his way back to the barn.  He did not survive. Owned by former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre, Homeboykris was a 50-1 longshot in the 2010 edition of the Kentucky Derby, finishing in 16th place.  He had 14 career wins worth $567,389. [Baltimore Sun] UPDATE: The hits keep coming. The horse's jockey, Daniel Centeno, broke his clavicle in the spill.

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