Rough Sailing euthanized at Breeders' Cup
LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - Rough Sailing sustained a leg injury in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Saturday and had to be euthanized.
The Kentucky-bred chestnut tumbled to the ground while going wide during the first turn, knocking jockey Rosie Napravnik to the turf in the 12-horse race at Churchill Downs.
Napravnik, the only woman jockey in this year's two-day, 14-race Breeders' Cup event, scrambled to the end of the track as the race unfolded and was unhurt.
Rough Sailing, trained by Michael Stidham, quickly got up and continued running without Napravnik but had suffered a fracture in his right foreleg, vet C. Wayne McIlwraith said.
The son of Mizzen Mast entered the race with one win and one second-place finish in three career starts.
(Writing by Steve Ginsburg; Editing by Dave Thompson)
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