Not that there's ever a good place for a horse to go down, but that had to be one of the worst. After having been so spread out on the backstretch, the horses in the field were all moving up around the final turn.
Well judging from the chart which isn't always accurate it looks like the 5 horse was the only likely fatality and also the cause of the whole thing. I hope Anna is ok, that poor girl has broken enough bones for 10 jockeys. I hope all the rest of them are ok as well of course.
Five-horse chain reaction spill at Big A
By David Grening
OZONE PARK, N.Y. - One horse died and at least one jockey was injured as part of a gruesome five-horse spill that occurred during the running of Aqueduct's second race on Wednesday.
Jockey Eddie Castro was taken to Jamaica Hospital and Medical Center complaining of back and neck pain after he was hurled to the ground when his mount, Private Details, broke down approaching the quarter pole. Her spill started a chain reaction as four other horses unseated their jockeys in a race where only two horses finished.
Private Details, a 3-year-old daughter of Toccet, had to be euthanized on the track with a broken left foreleg, but the four other horses in the spill were reported to be okay.
Jockey Anna Napravnik, the last of five to be unseated when her mount One Dream Union fell over another horse, took off her remaining three mounts complaining of back pain. Napravnik suffered a broken back in 2007. Her agent, Bob Klesaris, said he would most likely send Napravnik to a local hospital for X-rays.
Jockey Ramon Dominguez, whose mount Truly Divine was the first horse to fall over Private Details, suffered no injuries and rode the remainder of the card. Victor Santiago who suffered a bump on his forehead, took off his one remaining mount. Joseph Barrios was still being observed in the track's first-aid room and no decision had been made whether he would ride his one other mount.
Sounded like one of the worst wrecks...I just missed it when I turned on TVG.
It sounds like Private Details was the lone horse that was fatally injured. I can't imagine what those jockeys and poor horses must have felt in those few seconds...