Saturday, April 2, 2011

Meteore: 1/15/2006 - 4/2/2011

Grade 2 winner Meteore broke down today in the 8th race at Golden Gate. He fractured his right front ankle as they were headed into the first turn in the one mile race. The Richard Mandella trainee was a blog favorite, in no small part due to the picture above. This picture was taken at Hollywood Park in the saddling enclosure on November 27th, 2010. He was running in the Grade 2 Citation Handicap, where he finished third. He shall be missed.

(This blog will be added to as needed. I'm a little too distraught over this to put together a cohesive post.)


  1. Chris,
    Very sorry about Meteore. It is the hardest part of this business.
    That's a great picture you took of him. I see how you made friends instantly.

  2. In times like this, I always remember what Trainer Larry Jones said after the death of one of his horses: They run their hearts our for us, and they are happy to do it.