An unidentified horse was euthanized Thursday afternoon after breaking his leg in the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course, a Maryland Jockey Club spokesman said.
Spokesman David Joseph said he didn’t know which horse suffered the injury. The fourth race was for 2-year-old fillies, one of two Maiden Special Weight races with a purse of $40,000 held Thursday.
Montana Sunset won the race.
It marked the second time in three years a horse was euthanized during Preakness week.
In 2016, during the fourth race on Preakness Day, 4-year-old filly Pramedya was euthanized on the track after collapsing on the turf, breaking her left front leg. Her jockey, Daniel Centeno, was thrown to the turf and suffered a broken clavicle.