03/03/2017 3:29PM

Stakes-winning 3-year-old Saint's Fan put down

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Saint's Fan wins the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile.

The stakes-winning 3-year-old Saint’s Fan came back lame from a Friday workout at Fair Grounds, was diagnosed with a fractured cannon bone in his left-hind leg, and had to be euthanized.

Trainer Dallas Stewart bred and owned Saint’s Fan, a Louisiana-bred by Take of Ekati out of the Sky Mesa mare Boy Crazy.

“He had a workout today, got back to the barn, and after a bath, we noticed he wasn’t walking well,” Stewart said.

Stewart said the fracture ran down the cannon bone all the way to the sesamoid and wasn’t repairable.

Saint’s Fan won his debut, an open maiden sprint last fall at Churchill Downs, and captured the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile in his second start. He finished third in his final race, the Premier Prince on Feb. 11 at Delta Downs.