Icecoldbeeratreds Euthanized After Breaking Shoulder
Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:00 PM
Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 2:47 PM
Icecoldbeeratreds, winning the Del Mar Stakes this past September.
Mike Pegram's Icecoldbeeratreds, winner of the Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) and second in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized Wednesday after suffering a broken shoulder while galloping at Santa Anita.
"He was coming back off a layoff and just took one of those bad steps galloping on the training track and shattered his shoulder," trainer Bob Baffert said. "The vets say horses coming back off a long layoff are prone to cracked shoulders. It's really sad."
Icecoldbeeratreds was bred by Pegram in California. A son of In Excess, out of Guilded Times, by Crafty Prospector, Icecoldbeeratreds won three of his five starts last year, with one second and earnings of $353,800. He also captured the Graduation Stakes at Del Mar. He was training for the California Cup when surgery to remove a knee chip forced him to the sidelines in late October.
Pegram's colt was named champion California-bred 2-year-old male of 2002 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. His name comes from Red Tracton's bar and restaurant located across the street from the Del Mar racetrack.
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