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Fort Hughes Breaks Down at Belmont

Darley Stable’s 3-year-old colt Fort Hughes broke down Sunday morning during a breeze on the Belmont Park training track and had to be euthanized.

 

“He was a very talented horse who reminded me a lot of his sire,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who indicated the injury was a fractured cannon bone. “This is an extremely tough part of this game. There are a lot of highs, but also a lot of lows.”

 

A son of Henny Hughes, Fort Hughes’ most recent start came in winning the Jimmy Winkfield on January 17 at Aqueduct, a six-furlong stakes race in which he registered a 104 Beyer Speed Figure, third best among all 3-year-olds this year.

 

With a record of 2-1-0 from three starts and earnings of $84,600, he had been pointing for the Grade 3 Bay Shore on Saturday, April 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

 

Marsha Barrs, the exercise rider who was on Fort Hughes when he broke down, was uninjured in the incident.

 

 

 

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Older Comments about Fort Hughes Breaks Down at Belmont...

I really liked this horse and was looking forward to see where he would fit in the three year old dvision....very sad. Excellent performance in the Wink
So so sorry...I really was impressed with this horse...right up there with the best of them htis year and had

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