05/22/2008 12:00AM

Celtic Dreamin, '07 British Columbia Derby winner, euthanized


Celtic Dreamin, who won the Grade 3 British Columbia Derby last September and the Crystal Water Handicap at Santa Anita in March, was euthanized after breaking a leg at Hollywood Park on Sunday.

The gelding's owner, K.K. Sangara, said the injury happened after a six-furlong work.

"He worked great, but he broke a leg when he was pulling up after he had finished the work," said Sangara.

In 12 starts, Celtic Dreamin won 6 races and finished second 4 times, earning $600,543. He was trained by Rafael Becerra.

It was the second straight year that the winner of the B.C. Derby died in his 4-year-old year following a workout in California. Last year Halo Steven died from a reported heart attack after a work at Hollywood Park in January.