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[RC] Will a horse run itself to death? YES! - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Ben Cooper bencooper21@xxxxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Just last weekend I was watching a race on local TV. As the horses were racing 
through the back stretch a horse running towards the end of the pack began 
acting weird before collapsing on the track. A slow motion showed the horse 
snorting blood just before collapsing. It turns out he suffered an aneurysm in 
mid race, collapsed and died with seconds. As he collapsed he got in the way of 
another horse who also fell but immediately got up unhurt and run into a side 
gate out of harm's way. The jockeys of both horses suffered minor injuries 
(Thank God). It could have been much worse.
Ben Cooper


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