07/04/2013 2:58PM

Hollywood Park: Akkadian dies after work


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Akkadian, a 5-year-old gelding who was ninth in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar last summer, died of a suspected heart attack after a workout here on Wednesday, trainer Julio Canani said on Thursday.

Canani said that Akkadian had just finished a workout when he was stricken.

“He crossed the wire, he started shaking, and he died,” Canani said. “The doctor said he had a heart attack.”

Owned by Gary Broad, Akkadian won 4 of 17 starts and $217,772. He was sixth in the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita in March, his most recent race.