Bosque Redondo Succumbs Four Months After Surgery
Updated: Friday, January 17, 2003 9:51 AM
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2003 9:24 AM
Bosque Redondo's struggle for survival since undergoing surgery in late August ended on Jan. 12, according to a report in Daily Racing Form.
The 6-year-old son of Mane Minister suffered a severe injury to his right foreleg after a fifth-place finish in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 25. Bosque Redondo set fast early fractions against a field that included War Emblem, the front-running winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Came Home, a stablemate of Bosque Redondo's in trainer Paco Gonzalez' barn, came from off the pace to win the Pacific Classic.
Bosque Redondo underwent surgery two days later to repair broken sesamoids and a condylar fracture of his cannon bone. He was reported to be improving in the months that followed, but the report said his condition recently "took a sudden and irreversible turn."
Dr. Vince Baker, whose Equine Medical Center clinic near Cypress, Calif., was Bosque Redondo's post-surgical home, was quoted as saying the horse "was having problems with his coordination" and had foundered in both front feet.
Bosque Redondo raced for his breeders, John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery. He won six of 17 starts, including the San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita last April, and was placed three other grade II races. From the Cox's Ridge mare Pima, Bosque Redondo earned $478,470.
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