Millionaire Racehorse Nashoba's Key Euthanized

Millionaire and multiple grade I winner Nashoba's Key was involved in a freak accident in her stall at Hollywood Park and had to be euthanized May 28.

The 5-year-old daughter of Silver Hawk fractured her left hock when she kicked the wall of her stall at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Hollywood Park spokesman Mike Mooney.

Trainer Carla Gaines released a one-paragraph statement late in the morning.

"In a freak accident at 5:30 a.m. this morning at Hollywood Park, Nashoba's Key kicked the wall of her pen and broke her hind leg," she said. "She was euthanized shortly thereafter. She brought a lot of joy to everyone's lives that were lucky enough to be associated with her and we will all miss her very much."

Nashoba's Key won eight of 10 lifetime starts and earned $1,252,090.

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Tracy Gantz is a freelance writer based in Southern California. She is the Southern California correspondent for The Blood-Horse and a regular contributor to Paint Horse Journal, Paint Racing News, and Appaloosa Journal.

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