04/22/2017 12:39PM

Reach the World breaks down in work, euthanized at 3

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Barbara D. Livingston
Reach the World had one win from four starts.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Reach the World, fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was euthanized on Saturday after suffering severe injuries to his right foreleg in a workout at Santa Anita.

Reach the World was nearing the end of a team exercise when he was stricken. Jockey Martin Garcia was able to pull up Reach the World, who was vanned off. Garcia was not injured.

Trained by Bob Baffert for Don Alberto Stable, Reach the World was considered a candidate for the Belmont Stakes on June 10.

Reach the World had his stakes debut in the Santa Anita Derby. By Tapit, Reach the World was bred by Don Alberto Stable and had one win in four starts, a maiden race at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 4 in his second start.

Reach the World was second to Battle of Midway in an optional claimer on March 9 before finishing 1 1/2 lengths behind Gormley in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby.