4-year-old gelding dies in training at Del Mar

Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif. — A 4-year-old gelding died Monday during training at Del Mar, the second fatality during the summer meet.

Irreproachable was injured during a workout on the dirt track, according to the California Horse Racing Board website, which did not specify the injury.

Trained by Phil D’Amato, the gelding had no wins in two career starts and earnings of $5,550. Irreproachable finished second at Del Mar on July 24 and was 10th at Santa Anita on May 30.

The seaside track north of San Diego had its other fatality during a workout on July 11, when a 3-year-old filly was euthanized.

Del Mar was recognized by The Jockey Club as one of the nation’s safest tracks in 2018 and 2019.

The summer meet ends on Labor Day.

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