Odysseus put down after bout with laminitis

Odysseus was put down Aug. 9, 2010, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington, Ky., due to complications from laminitis after receiving treatment for colitis. He was 3.

The chestnut colt with a white blaze was foaled in Kentucky in 2007. Bred by Haymarket Farm and Lakemont Stable, he was by Malibu Moon out of Persimmon Hill (by Conquistador Cielo).

Odysseus won three races, including the Tampa Bay Derby, in five starts for $223,670.

He appeared to be on track for the Kentucky Derby before hyperexending a knee in the Blue Grass Stakes on April 10, 2010.

Padua Stables purchased him for $250,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2-year-old sale in 2009.

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