MENTOR CANE (April 17, 2010 - September 12, 2013)
It is with broken hearts that Backside 55 informs our friends of the death of Mentor Cane. David Grening of The Daily Racing Form reports that Mentor Cane fractured his right hind pastern in a workout on the Belmont main track this morning, and had to be euthanized. Jockey Edgar Prado was aboard for the work, and is said to be okay.
We love these magnificent, fragile, luminous creatures, so when a tragedy like this happens, we are devastated. A rising star has fallen from the firmament.
Mentor Cane was an incredibly beautiful and charismatic colt, with a world of promise. To watch him on the track was magic. Our deepest condolences go out to John and all of his team, and to Ann and Jerry Moss.
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