GEAUX ROCKET RIDE EUTHANIZED
Haskell Stakes (G1) winner Geaux Rocket Ride , who was training up to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) when seriously injured Saturday at Santa Anita Park, was euthanized Nov. 1, according to a statement issued by the horse's owner Pin Oak Stud.
"It is with very heavy hearts that we report that, at the recommendation of his medical team, Geaux Rocket Ride has finally reached peace," the statement read. "His mind and his spirit never quit, but his body never recovered from surgery. He had a very rare response post-op and he wasn't able to stand up again. He fought hard and our team of vets tried everything they could.
"We are grateful for Dr. Bramlage, Dr. Carpenter, Dr. Slovis, Dr. Klohnen and all of the other doctors and medical staff who helped Rocket. We are appreciative of all of the support that we've received from everyone. We made sure he knew how loved he was. Geaux Rocket Ride was the first member of our Pin Oak family and he will never be forgotten. We will miss you forever, Rocket."