Horse Euthanized at Santa Anita After Fracturing Ankle During Training

Racing Season Ends At Santa Anita After 30th Horse Dies

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ARCADIA (CNS) - A 3-year-old colt was euthanized after fracturing his leg while training at Santa Anita.

Uncle Boogie broke his left humerus while galloping on Sunday. He was transported for diagnostic examination but because of the severity of the injury, the attending veterinarian recommended humane euthanasia, Santa Anita officials said.

Uncle Boogie had six starts in his career -- four at Santa Anita and two at the Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego County -- and had two first-place finishes. The horse was owned by Eric Homme and trained by Andrew Lerner.

Eleven horses died from a racing or training injury during the Arcadia track's winter/spring meeting, which concluded on June 20.

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