Bond Holder, Derby prospect, euthanized due to laminitis

 

Bond Holder was put down April 19, 2014, due to complications from laminitis. The stallion was 3.

Foaled March 15, 2011, he was bay with a small star.

A leading 3-year-old prospect pointed toward the Kentucky Derby, the colt ultimately did not race in 2014.

He missed a February start due to traveling poorly on a flight and was scratched from the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby after developing an abscess in a foot. He was transferred to a Florida equine clinic for treatment, which continued for five weeks. After Bond took a turn for the worse, he was euthanized.

He won the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes in September 2013 at Santa Anita Park. It was his only win in seven starts. He earned a career total $366,000.

The bay colt was by Mineshaft out of the Conquistador Cielo mare Cielo Girl. He was bred by Lazy Lane Farms, LLC, owned by Reddam Racing LLC and trained by Doug O’Neill.

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