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Bob Baffert’s trained horse put down on track before Preakness

Horse Trained by Bob Baffert Euthanized on Track Ahead of the Preakness

A horse by the name of “Maverick,” trained by famous American trainer Bob Baffert, was euthanized at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, just ahead of the prestigious Preakness Stakes.

The 3-year-old colt broke down during a workout session at the track and was diagnosed with an ankle injury. However, after evaluation by veterinarians, the horse’s injury was deemed to be catastrophic. Unfortunately, this led to the heart-breaking decision to euthanize the animal.

“Maverick was a remarkable horse and will be missed by all those who knew and loved him,” said Baffert in a statement.

This tragic incident stirs up concerns about the safety measures taken in the racing industry. Many horses suffer similar injuries or worse on the tracks, and these have resulted in their untimely deaths.

Pimlico Race Course has had issues with its racing surface in recent years, and it was resurfaced after the 2020 Preakness Stakes. There were no reported issues with the surface leading up to Maverick’s accident.

The Preakness Stakes is one of the biggest events in horse racing, and it is the second leg of the coveted Triple Crown. This year, the stakes race featured the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, also trained by Baffert, who was surrounded by controversy after testing positive for an illegal substance.

Many animal rights activists condemn the horse racing industry, citing the physical and mental trauma that horses often suffer. Others argue that horse racing is a popular sport enjoyed by millions, and that with proper regulations and standards, it can be made safer for the horses involved.

Regardless of the debate, the loss of Maverick is a painful reminder that the safety of racing animals must always be a top priority. We must strive to create an environment where horses can compete without being subjected to undue risks.

In conclusion, the death of Maverick at Pimlico Race Course is a tragic incident that must be taken seriously. We must work together to ensure that horse racing remains a sport that is enjoyed safely and humanely by all. RIP Maverick.

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