Gold Cup at Santa Anita
Black-Eyed Susan Day
It was a very skittish group of juvenile fillies in the 2008 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine, but worst of all was 12-1 shot Panther Strike. She reared up and flipped on her back as she entered the paddock, dangerously close to the steel railings on the outside, then ran loose briefly until she was caught, ironically by trainer Greg De Gannes of eventual winner C Karma, when she reared up again. After this incident she was returned to the indoor saddling area and was allowed to race, finishing 8th. Here is a sequence of photos showing the whole incident. The first one won the Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance Photo Contest.
Up and over she goes!
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