Springfield’s Kentucky Derby horse, Magnum Moon, has been euthanized

Magnum Moon, a locally owned horse who collaborated in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, was euthanized on Friday in New York after a yearlong struggle with laminitis. Grand national live.

Jacob West — the horse’s racing manager — shared the information in a press release delivered to the News-Leader on Friday.

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Magnum Moon was owned by Robert and Lawana Low of Springfield.  The horse suffered a career-ending”structural harm” during a work in June 2018. Grand national live.

The press release stated Magnum Moon fought a”courageous battle against all odds” to heal from several cracks and succumbed to the complications of laminitis.

“Magnum Moon’s character and strength left him a unique patient.  Throughout intensive care during his live, Magnum remained bright, active and was seen as a member of the CRES household,” the horse’s treating team said in the release. Grand national live, “None of this might have been possible without the support and dedication of Magnum Moon’s owners, racing director and trainer, who prioritized his comfort and well-being above all else”.Grand national live stream.

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Magnum Moon was bred in Kentucky by Ramona Bass LLC and was a graduate of the Keeneland September Sale with the final purchase of $380,000 from Claiborne Farm Consignment. Grand national live.

Magnum Moon winning the March 17 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, ridden by jockey Luis Saez. 

The horse trained with Todd Pletcher and proceeded unraced in his 2-year-old calendar year. Grand national live, He was undefeated entering the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

“We want to thank Dr. Piggot, Dr. Nixon and the excellent staff in the Cornell Ruffian Clinic for their excellent care for Magnum Moon,” Robert and Lawana Low said in a release. Grand national live stream. “He had been a special colt that was obviously talented on the racetrack but also very smart and brave during his treatment. Grand national live. Magnum Moon was all class until the very end.  We cherished him dearly and thank him for all of the joy, fantastic times and for the inspiration he brought to our lives.”

Pletcher added:”It’s a sad day for our entire team.  Magnum Moon showed immense talent in the beginning at my dad’s training center in Ocala. Grand national live. He came to us with high expectations and delivered in a massive way.  I’m sorry he will not get to pass on his heart and ability.” 

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