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Banned Euthanized After Foundering

Multiple graded stakes winner had surgery to repair fractured sesamoids one week ago.

Multiple graded stakes winner Banned was euthanized Oct. 1, a week after he underwent surgery to repair fractured sesamoids in his right front ankle.

Craig Bernick, president of Glen Hill Farm, posted the update on his personal Twitter account, where he was keeping fans informed of the latest developments.

“Heavy hearted to report that Banned didn’t make it. He ended up foundering in his good foot this morning, and we did what’s right for him," Bernick reported.

Banned required surgery to repair a pair of broken sesamoids in his right ankle, injuries suffered after a routine half-mile work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 22. The 3-year-old Kitten's Joy  colt was initially doing well following surgery at Santa Anita.

Trained by Tom Proctor, Banned won three graded stakes in 2011 -- the May 6 American Turf (gr. IIT) and June 18 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs, and the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 4 in his most recent start. He had a 5-1-2 record from 10 career starts and earnings of $599,476.

Fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) last year, Banned was purchased by Bernick, who raced Banned under his grandfather Leonard Lavin’s Glen Hill Farm banner, for $130,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky 2009 fall yearling sale. His breeder, Ken Ramsey, consigned the colt.