Trot Insider has learned that sophomore pacing colt Profundo required euthanization as a result of an accident on Friday (May 19) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
A son of Always B Miki - Stormtracker owned by Gino Toscani of Mount Hope, Ont., Profundo was pulled up after a break in stride going into the first turn and did not finish his start in Friday's second race. The AGCO veterinarian attended to the horse, who was removed from the track by a horse ambulance.
According to trainer-driver Ondrej Gois, Profundo broke a long pastern bone and was sent to the University of Guelph on Friday night. Gois noted that the surgeons at Guelph assessed the damage as too severe and had to make the tough choice to put down Profunfdo as a result of his injury.
Profundo sported one win and eight top-three finishes in 20 career starts with a mark of 1:57.3 and $34,510 in earnings.
Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Profundo.