10/09/2014 2:08PM

Two horses die after suffering leg injuries


ELMONT, N.Y. – There have been two equine fatalities at Belmont this week.

On Wednesday, Stenson, a 3-year-old son of Freud, was vanned off after finishing second in the first race, a maiden race for New York-breds on turf. He was euthanized after being found to have fractured sesamoids in his right foreleg. Stenson was trained by Debra Divitto, who also owned the colt along with Stephen Dyer.

On Thursday, the unraced 4-year-old filly Endearing, a daughter of Tapit, suffered a fatal fracture to her right foreleg at the conclusion of a breeze over the Belmont training track. Endearing, a $250,000 yearling purchase by Jerry and Ann Moss in 2011, was a half-sister to the graded stakes winner Carmandia.