Details (from the Racing Commission) on three already-reported Kentucky deaths.
5-year-old Caramelito, killed at Turfway Feb 10: “severe, extensive tearing of the superficial digital flexor tendon, with rupture of the tendon near the level of fetlock joint; distal portion of ligament was severely torn, with extensive fibrillation and fraying of fibers.” Also: “previous pulmonary hemorrhage; subacute hepatitis; gastritis.”
4-year-old Petit Verdot, killed at Turfway Feb 17: “complete fracture of the scapula, with comminuted fractures of the glenoid, and a fracture line that extended proximally to the spine of the scapula.” It was also noted that “postmortem preservation was poor,” so other organs were not able to be properly examined.
5-year-old Master of the Ring, killed at Keeneland Apr 19: “complete disarticulation of the radiocarpal joint, with tearing of both branches of the medial collateral ligament, the palmar radiocarpal ligaments and the flexor retinaculum; comminuted fractures of the palmar aspect of the radius, with comminuted fractures of the radial, intermediate and ulnar carpal bones.” Also: “extensive stomach ulceration; subacute hepatitis.”
(video of Master’s death here)