01/07/2013 5:20PM

Aqueduct: Two more fatal injuries bring meet total to three


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Following the fatal injuries suffered Sunday by Wildcat’s Smile and Bomber Boy, there have been three racing-related fatalities in the first 14 cards of racing over the inner track since the meet began on Dec. 12.

Last winter, when there were 21 fatalities during the inner-track season, the third fatality occurred on Jan. 8, 2012, the 25th day of the meet.

Wildcat’s Smile suffered a condylar fracture and a sesamoid fracture in her right foreleg while racing on the lead of Sunday’s Cat Cay Stakes. She had to be euthanized on track.

One race earlier, Bomber Boy was pulled up and was vanned off. Later he was found to have a sesamoid fracture to his right foreleg and was euthanized.

El Macho suffered a fractured right foreleg in the first race run over the inner track on Dec. 12.