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Tragedy strikes race horse Starship Villain

- Horse was euthanized after cardiac arrest
Starship Villain had to be euthanized yesterday afternoon after suffering from a broken leg and going into a cardiac arrest. Photo: Aneka Edwards/VINO
The horse broke one of his legs. Photo: Aneka Edwards/VINO
The horse broke one of his legs. Photo: Aneka Edwards/VINO
RED HOOK, St. Thomas, USVI – Starship Villain, a St. Thomas horse making his debut appearance at the Clinton E. Phipps racetrack yesterday April 27, 2012, had to be euthanized after he suffered an owner’s worst nightmare – a badly broken leg and went into a cardiac arrest.

The horse was part of the field for race seven, which was won by Tortola’s Really Uptown.

The mishap happened before Starship Villain completed the race. Realising something was wrong, the Jockey immediately jumped off the horse. From observation, the horse’s right front leg was broken at a joint and the rear back leg was bleeding.

A few minutes later, the horse collapsed and reportedly went into cardiac arrest. The veterinarian and officials quickly got the situation under control and removed the horse from the track.

12 Responses to “Tragedy strikes race horse Starship Villain ”

  • QICK SAND (28/04/2012, 09:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • eye man (28/04/2012, 09:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    happy that was not any of the Tortola horses deman
  • fan club (28/04/2012, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow maybe they put too much juice in him
  • That's the truth (28/04/2012, 11:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is for the same reason I don't really like horse races, I can't stand to see something like this happening right before my sees. So sad.
    • sabbath hill (29/04/2012, 07:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This kind of thing need to stop. I too don't go for that same reason. To the owner my condolences and i feel ur pain. I am an animal lover and i hate to see things happen to them.
  • open your eyes (28/04/2012, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    seems like animal cruelty to me!!!!
  • time (29/04/2012, 05:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    time for this crualty to stop! This is inhumane and should no longer be allowed in the 21st century. Horse racing needs to be banned from any civil society
  • you wish (29/04/2012, 21:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    who let the dogs out and kill dey horse???

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