PUT DOWN: Lomazzo winning at Newcastle. Picture: Lees Racing websiteKris Lees-trained Lomazzo wasput down on Saturday after fracturing a seasmoid in theMagic Millions Country Cupat the Gold Coast.
The five-year-old Newcastle-basedgelding, by Magic Albert from Graphite Lass, was taken from the trackto the nearby Gold Coast Equine Hospital after pulling uparound 250 metres from the finish line and falling behind the field to runlast.
Lomazzo, with $117,080 prizemoneyfeaturing two wins from 22 starts, did not recover from the injury.
He could fair dinkum ride a broomstick home at the moment. Jason Collett brings up another win, this time on Zafina in front of a wall of horses for Matty Dale! pic.twitter老域名出售/iAuyYJ3n9U
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A woman was later arrestedafter attempting to steal the ambulance that took Lomazzo to the hospital.
She was charged with offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle and public nuisance.
Reportedly she was drunk and not a protester.
The incident delayed the next race.
Zafina won the $242,500 Country Cup (1200m) by 0.2 lengths from Suggan Buggan and He’s A Moral.
Not Surprising, Lees’ other horse in the same race, was fourth.
Elsewhere on the card for Lees, chestnut filly Sasso Corbaro ran sixth in the $2million 3YO Guineas (1400m) while Powerline was 13thin the $1million Magic Millions Cup (1400m).
The Hunter’s hope in the $2million 2YO Classic (1200m),David Atkins-trained Jonker, ended up last after being controversially knocked into the rail early in the contest.
Meanwhile, Singleton-raised and Lambton-based jockey Aaron Bullock claimed his first metropolitan winneron Saturday.It was on board Lees-trained Sugar Bella.