Kensei, winner of Saratoga’s Grade
2 Jim Dandy in 2009, was euthanized on Tuesday after breaking down during a
gallop over the Belmont
Park training track.
Owned by Stonestreet Stables and trained by Steve Asmussen, the
5-year-old son of Mr. Greeley suffered a broken right front cannon bone, and
was euthanized by a private veterinarian.
Kensei earned $751,364 over the course of his career, with a
record of 5 wins, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds from 18 starts. Among his victories
were the 2009 Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont, the Jim
Dandy, and the 2011 Grade 3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park.