06/15/2012 4:02PM

Yawanna Twist euthanized after surgery

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Tom Keyser
Yawanna Twist was euthanized after fracturing the femur in a hind leg while getting up following routine ankle surgery.

Yawanna Twist, the Richard Dutrow Jr.-trained New York-bred who won the Grade 2 General George in February, had to be euthanized after fracturing the femur in a hind leg while getting up following routine ankle surgery earlier in the week.

Yawanna Twist was at the Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington to have chips removed from each ankle. Coming out of anesthesia, Yawanna Twist apparently “got up the wrong way,” Dutrow said.

Yawanna Twist, a 5-year-old son of Yonaguska owned by Jim Riccio Sr.’s Steel Your Face Stables, won 5 of 13 starts and earned $525,467. He won the Grade 2 General George at Laurel in February and finished third to Alternation in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap in April. In his final start, he finished sixth to Alternation in the Pimlico Special.

As a 3-year-old, Yawanna Twist finished second in the Gotham and Illinois Derby and ran fourth, beaten just 1 3/4 lengths by Lookin At Lucky, in the Preakness.

jeffries Will More than 1 year ago
i guess ricky d made him get up. he has his flaws but u cant blame him for this one
Cougar Paisley More than 1 year ago
You mean the same Richard Dutrow who ran Indian Tale 4 times in 11 days last summer at Saratoga. Only a vet scratch at the gate prevented him running a 5th time. Can any horse trained by Dutrow ever be considered race worthy?
The Baron More than 1 year ago
Dutrow is a bad omen in the business!! Send him packing already! The horse should have been a pool and none of this would have happened!!
Danny Gonzalez More than 1 year ago
Please further explain how rick is the bad omen. Since A the horse died in the custody of the vets. B he sent the horse to the vets. I think idiots should keep there comments to themselves. RIck has the best numbers when it comes to horses 1 breakdown in over 1600 starts and this guy is bad you say. We need more people like rick in the business. Sorry if Drunken commisioners in NY had to use rick to try to further there cause and are now out of a job october 1st People should realize the reality of the came instead of just living in a dream world
Kimberly Rock More than 1 year ago
Another one? This is getting to be too much!! RIP..victim of your sport and believe me I Do Love the sport BUT....stop racing the kids at two and at three they might be more sound and durable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kim, please keep a realistic expectation. Do you think there are not going to be injuries, deaths or accidents ever? They will happen no matter what is done.
Perl More than 1 year ago
BUMMER! Gutsy little horse, always tried his tail off.
Herman's Kennel More than 1 year ago
TEARS
Herman's Kennel More than 1 year ago
2 words...RECOVERY POOL
Danny Gonzalez More than 1 year ago
THAT makes to much sense
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Dammmmmmm, Thoughts again for the Horse and his peeps...
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
So sad, again. Two in one day. And HBO cancelled Luck why? It appears to be harder in real life for these beautiful creatures.
Betany Caballero More than 1 year ago
It is very sad, but it happens to trail horses and house pets, too. It's just that race horses are much more visible in numbers than kitties running around the apartment complexes.
raymond More than 1 year ago
here Kitty Kitty, Kitty
raymond More than 1 year ago
Raaaaaalph, raaaalph, raaaaaaalph
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Raymond, you are a small sick specimen
raymond More than 1 year ago
because it sukd