Two Racehorses Dead after Training Collision

The Jan. 4 accident claimed the lives of racehorses Caixa Electronica and Six Drivers.
Share
Favorite
Close

No account yet? Register

ADVERTISEMENT

Caixa Eletronica, a popular four-time graded stakes winner, died as the result of injuries sustained in a training accident Jan. 4 that also claimed the life of loose horse Six Drivers at Belmont Park, in Elmont, N.Y.

The collision occurred at approximately 8 a.m. as Caixa Eletronica was galloping on the training track. The 9-year-old Arromanches horse collided with Six Drivers, who was running loose after unseating his rider behind the starting gate. Caixa Eletronica suffered a skull fracture in the incident, while Six Drivers suffered a neck fracture. Both horses died immediately as a result of their injuries, said Anthony Verderosa, DVM, chief examining veterinarian for New York Racing Association.

Caixa Eletronica hit his best stride after he was claimed by trainer Todd Pletcher for $62,500 on behalf of owner Mike Repole in 2011. With Repole and Pletcher, Caixa Eletronica won seven stakes races.

"Like I’ve said time and time again, to me (Caixa Eletronica) was everything that was good about the game," Pletcher said. "You take a horse from a modest beginning and literally get to the pinnacle of racing. He showed up every time. It’s just heartbreaking

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.

Share

Written by:

The Blood-Horse is the leading weekly publication devoted to international Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Since 1916, the staff of The Blood-Horse has served the Thoroughbred community with the highest standards of journalistic excellence to provide comprehensive and timely editorial coverage and analysis.

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What do you think: Can pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) be managed by medication alone?
126 votes · 126 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!