krmemories wrote:Mars, a 4 year old colt by Galileo out of Massarra, suffered a cardiac arrest in Meydan's Race 8, the Dubai Sheema Classic. He bolted to the outside and ran through the rail. Sadly, he passed away. Rest in Peace Angel.
He may have had cardiac arrest, but not before hitting the rail and flipping end over front. How do they make these diagnosis so quickly, given the circumstances?
Horses that have cardiac issues, suffer massive blood loss incredibly quickly generally due to a rupture of a major blood vessel. Even the most sensible, rideable horse in the world will not act rationally whilst it's suffering massive internal blood loss.
I've seen it a couple of times before, one horse went through the railings and another, sadly ran straight into a solid wall by the racecourse