04/11/2004 11:00PM

Keeneland cancels preview


Keeneland canceled the second of its two under-tack preview shows for its Tuesday 2-year-old auction after one of the juveniles broke down fatally after breezing Monday morning.

A Pulpit filly out of stakes winner Miss Nance broke down entering the turn after the wire. Her rider was uninjured, according to Jim Williams, a Keeneland spokesman, but the filly was euthanized.

The filly, Hip No. 161 consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree agency, was among the first dozen sale horses who took to the sloppy track Monday. Keeneland did not report their workout times after the cancelation.

"We conferred with the consignors and made the decision to cancel the balance of the show," Williams said. Williams said that Keeneland "determined not to publish any workout times because not all of the horses had gotten the chance to work."

Another Pulpit juvenile in Dunne's consignment, a son of Medicine Woman, was involved in an ontrack accident at Keeneland's first under-tack show on March 29. The colt's injuries were not life-threatening, but Dunne withdrew him from the auction.

Monday's preview began in a steady rain with the temperature in the high 40's.