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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Apt to Dance: Racehorse Dies on Horse Hooky Tuesday

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

An injured racehorse (though not Apt to Dance). - IMAGE VIA
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  • An injured racehorse (though not Apt to Dance).

This week's Horse Hooky Tuesday at Fairmount Park did not end well for Apt to Dance, a three-year-old mare.

While waiting in the paddock just before the start of the fourth race, something spooked the horse. She reared on her hind legs and then flipped over and landed on her back. Fairmount's trainers and veterinarians decided her injuries were untreatable and put her out of her misery late Tuesday.

No other humans or horses were injured.

Apt to Dance was owned by Shellye Essenpreis and trained by Eddie Essenpreis. In her four races this year, she finished in the money three times.

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