07/06/2010 11:00PM

Hold That Prospect euthanized


Hold That Prospect, who rose from the claiming ranks to become a multiple stakes-winning mare, had to be euthanized on July 3 after developing a case of laminitis, according to trainer Gary Gullo.

"She had really, really bad feet and it was a nightmare all along to keep care of her feet," Gullo said. "She ended up getting an infection, one thing led to another and it got worse and worse and worse and she ended up foundering."

Gullo said the loss hit him particularly hard.

"Of all my years with the horses -- and I've been around them since I was 10 years old -- I had maybe three horses I really fell in love with and she was one of them," Gullo said. "She was so kind, and game. She gave you everything she had. I went home and cried the whole day."

Hold That Prospect won 13 of 29 starts and earned $332,592 in her career. Claimed for $30,000 in March 2009 by the Funky Munky Stable, Hold That Prospect won six of her last 10 starts, including the Correction Stakes and the Mommy Dear, both over Aqueduct's inner track. In her last start, she was eased while finishing last in the Grade 2 Vagrancy at Belmont on May 29.