The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has disclosed the death of Winning Impression in the 9th at Churchill November 12:
“The rider pulled the horse up abruptly after the wire and dismounted. The on track KHRC vet summoned the ambulance and administered a sedative/analgesic to assist loading onto the ambulance. The gelding was ambulanced to his barn where the private veterinarian took radiographs. After consultation, the decision was made to euthanize the horse due to the severity of the injuries and a poor prognosis.”
“comminuted biaxial sesamoid fractures…large amount of hemorrhage and edema”; also: “ulceration of the squamous mucosa of the stomach”
Winning Impression was three; ’twas his 11th time under the whip.