Two of the horses died at Churchill Downs over the Memorial Day weekend

Another horse died during the Churchill Downs races within 24 hours. Kimberly Dream was seriously injured during the first race on Saturday. According to Churchill Downs spokesperson Darren Rogers, the filly suffered an injury to her left leg, similar to Lost In. Limbaugh was injured during the seventh race on Friday. Lost in Limbo was eliminated after that race. Track officials brought in a University of Kentucky doctor to examine track conditions to see if it was affecting the thoroughbreds during the race. So far, nothing unusual has been found about the track. “We are distressed by this latest series of deaths,” Churchill Downs said in a statement on Saturday. “It is deeply inconsistent with the results we have seen over the years, with the reputation we have developed over the decades, and with the expectations we place on ourselves and owe to our audiences. We are committed to doing this important work and updating the public with our developments.” There have been 12 horses who have died at Churchill Downs since the stable area reopened for training on March 30. Before the spring meet officially began, Kentucky Derby rival Wild on Ice was injured during A track training session.The 3-year-old colt was evaluated at the Equine Medical Center and then taken to a surgical facility in Lexington for further evaluation.The injury was so severe the horse had to be euthanised.Seven horses died over 10 days during the spring meeting at Churchill Downs, two of which occurred on Derby Day, which was Saturday 6 May.

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Another horse died during the Churchill Downs race within 24 hours.

Kimberly Dream was badly injured during the first race on Saturday.

According to Churchill Downs spokesperson Darren Rogers, the filly suffered an injury to her left front leg, similar to the injury to Lost in Limbo during Friday’s seventh running.

Lost in Limbo was eliminated after that race.

Track officials brought in a University of Kentucky doctor to examine track conditions to see if it was affecting the thoroughbreds during the race.

So far, nothing unusual has been found about the track.

“We are disturbed by the recent series of deaths,” Churchill Downs said in a statement on Saturday. “It is very inconsistent with the results we have seen over the years, with the reputation we have developed over the decades, and with the expectations we have set for ourselves and owe to our audience. We are committed to doing this important work and updating the public with our developments.”

Twelve horses have died at Churchill Downs, Rogers said, since the stable area reopened for training on March 30.

Before the spring meet officially began, Kentucky Derby rider Wild on Ice was injured during a practice session on the track.

The 3-year-old colt was evaluated at the Equine Medical Center and then transported to a surgical facility in Lexington for further evaluation. The injury ended up being so severe, the horse had to be euthanized.

Seven horses died over 10 days during the spring meet at Churchill Downs.

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Two of these occurred on Derby Day, which was Saturday 6 May.

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