I was able to confirm that 5-year-old Here Comes Drz was euthanized after breaking down Tuesday at Charles Town. Here is the career claimer’s recent history:
On September 14th of last year, Here Comes Drz is sold by Our Sugar Bear Stable to Dario Vasquez; trainer Catherine Somers takes over for Bruce Brown. Price: $7,500.
On January 18th of this year, Here Comes Drz is sold to Nickel Dime Stable; Michael Pino replaces Somers. Price: $7,500.
Sometime between March 1st and April 15th, Here Comes Drz is sold to Adam Ingram; Lewis Craig replaces Pino. On the day he died, Here Comes Drz was going for $4,500.
Four different trainer/owner teams in seven months – for a horse who was not done growing. “Connections” caring about their charges? Please.