Sunday, June 02, 2002

D'Amico falls from mount in sixth race; horse euthanized

The Associated Press

        LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tony D'Amico suffered a fall from In the City during the sixth race Saturday at Churchill Downs and was taken to a hospital for examination.

        D'Amico, 46, appeared to jump from his mount when the horse broke down after racing about a quarter mile in the six furlong event. The three-year-old son of Distant View was taken from the track by horse ambulance and was later euthanized.

        D'Amico was treated and released Saturday from Caritas Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. She had no details on his injuries.

        In the City, owned by Curtis Green and trained by Ray Lawrence, was making his second career start after finishing seventh at Churchill on May 18.

        In the City was sixth at the time and D'Amico, who rolled on the track after impact, did not appear to be hit by any of the trailing horses in the field of 11.


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