Horse euthanized following race at Oaklawn

A week into the racing season and Oaklawn sees a tragedy on its track.

This all unfolded on Sunday during a race when a horse had to be euthanized.

We’ve learned this only happened because the horse fell mid race, and was severely injured.

Veterinarians deemed it was more humane to put him down.

This is not something the Oaklawn Racing Community takes lightly.

The horses name was Spirogyra. He only raced nine times.

Every one just saying this was a worst case scenario, and the best option they had.

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