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Racehorse At Preakness Collapses, Dies After Winning Undercard

This year's Preakness Stakes doesn't officially begin until later this afternoon, but unfortunately, we already have some news from the event. A nine-year-old horse named Homeboykris, a former Kentucky Derby participant, won his undercard race early Saturday morning, but later collapsed and died from what some are reporting as a heart attack. The horse had already gone through the winner's circle before the incident.

">May 21, 2016

">May 21, 2016

">May 21, 2016

As The Courier-Journal notes, this will likely bring back some debate regarding racing older horses.

Homeboykris' death will again spark conversation about the appropriate point to retire a racehorse. His win was his fourth in six races. And on Friday at Pimlico, 10-year-old Ben's Cat captured the Jim McKay Turf Sprint for the fifth time in six tries for Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury.

The Preakness Stakes is set to begin at 6:18 PM ET tonight.