The official line (Equibase chart) for Chambord Lace in the 5th at Mahoning Monday was decidedly grim: “back early with bad action to turn, fell 3/16 pole from an apparent heart attack and was vanned off.” In fact, I have confirmed, she is dead from that “heart attack,” at four – an equine adolescent. This was Chambord’s 23rd time under the whip; prior to dying, she was “For Sale” at $5,000.
Fanciful Angel, five, is dead from a “freak stall accident” at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida. We know this because FA was a Grade 1-level Thoroughbred and $.5 million-earner; the racing publications take note of such passings. In announcing the death on Twitter, bloodstock agent Bradley Weisbord said: “Sad to report we lost FANCIFUL ANGEL yesterday in a freak stall accident… Rough week in the sport.”