04/04/2016 12:56PM

Stakes winner Found Money euthanized

Benoit & Associates
Found Money won two stakes, including the King Glorious (above).

ARCADIA, Calif. – Found Money, a two-time stakes winner, was euthanized Monday at Santa Anita after suffering a catastrophic fracture to his right front ankle during a workout, trainer Doug O’Neill said at his barn about an hour after the incident.

Found Money was 10th last month in the Sunland Park Festival of Racing Stakes – which took the place of the Sunland Derby this year – but last year at age 2, he won the King Glorious Stakes for California-breds at Los Alamitos and the Santa Anita Juvenile. He also was fourth in last year’s Delta Jackpot and this year’s Sham Stakes.

Found Money, a colt by Square Eddie, was bred and owned by Paul Reddam, who also owns the champion Nyquist. Less than 48 hours before Found Money was injured, Nyquist won the Florida Derby at Gulfstream for O’Neill to become the favorite for the Kentucky Derby. Found Money won 3 of 9 starts and earned $292,100.