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BombsAway Bob
05-28-2008, 03:57 PM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-horse29-2008may29,0,2241832.column (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-horse29-2008may29,0,2241832.column)

From the Los Angeles Times
HORSE RACING
Nashoba's Key euthanized after breaking a leg
Eric Sondheimer

10:56 AM PDT, May 28, 2008

Nashoba's Key, a 5-year-old mare who won eight of 10 starts and was runner-up for the female turf Eclipse Award last year, had to be euthanized this morning after shattering her hind leg in her stall at Hollywood Park, according to the son of owner-breeder Warren Williamson.

Henry Williamson, in an e-mail, said: "Our family member, Nashoba's Key, passed away this morning."

Hollywood Park spokesman Mike Mooney confirmed the death.

Nashoba's Key, a daughter of Silver Hawk, was expected to be one of the favorites for this fall's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. She was known for her feisty demeanor, and that might have been her undoing, as she apparently kicked the stall, shattering a hind leg.

Trained by Carla Gaines, Nashoba's Key didn't get to the races until she was 4, but she made up for lost time. She won her first seven races until finishing fourth last October on wet turf in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

She had run in two races this year, finishing second in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf on Jan. 26 at Santa Anita and winning the Santa Margarita Handicap on March 9 under new jockey Garrett Gomez.

It's another devastating loss for a thoroughbred industry that is still coping with the death of filly Eight Belles at the conclusion of this month's Kentucky Derby.

joanied
05-28-2008, 04:04 PM
:( :( :( I was just going to post this extremely sad news. I absolutley loved this mare, and I was so mad last year when 'they' didn't give her the Eclispe Award.
Another heartbreaker. Geeze.

Living Flame
05-29-2008, 01:50 PM
Does anyone know exactly what kind of fracture she sustained?

BUD
05-29-2008, 02:08 PM
My kids absolutely adore horses and love this game.....It breaks their heart when stuff like this happens.....

My 12 year old already wants to organize a horse rescue.....


Sad news....NK was a beautiful animal.

whyhorseofcourse
05-29-2008, 02:21 PM
Truely sad news.
One of my favorite horses of all time.

joanied
05-29-2008, 02:26 PM
Does anyone know exactly what kind of fracture she sustained?

I beleive it was her hock, which is most likely the reason they couldn't save her.
A terrible :( thing.

jognlope
05-29-2008, 03:54 PM
She was an honest, good soul. Very sad.

joanied
05-29-2008, 05:45 PM
Does anyone know exactly what kind of fracture she sustained?

I posted that I beleived it was her hock; here's a link:
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=11969&nID=43&src=RA

:(