HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT)- On July 30, another race horse died due to injuries suffered at Ellis Park.
According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, “Holy Moly Abraham” #12 appeared to suffer an injury approaching the three furlong pole and unseated his rider. The horse ran for another 1/16 of a mile before being caught, and required the assistance of the KHRC veterinarians and the horse ambulance.
After evaluation, it was determined that the horse had suffered a catastrophic injury to his right foreleg and was humanely euthanized.
This is comes after another horse “I’m A Modest Man”, died at Ellis park in June after suffering a similar injury.
Ricki Gardenhire of the Public Protection Cabinet said the KHRC follows an established process for racing fatalities, which includes an investigation by the KHRC and a necropsy performed at the University of Kentucky. The results of both will be posted online in a mortality review and a report that is sent to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority.