LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A horse has died at Churchill Downs after a Saturday race.
According to a post on the Twitter account for Marty McGee of the Daily Racing Form, Will Call died of either a heart attack or heat stroke after the 9th race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Sorry to report that Will Call suffered a heart attack or heat stroke following the 9th race at #ChurchillDowns and has died. 5yo horse won 6 of 17 and more than $350,000 and was headed for retirement with another subpar run, said o/b Richard Klein. "This one stings," he said.— Marty McGee (@DRFMcGee) June 29, 2019
The five-year-old horse won six of 17 races and earned more than $350,000.
Will Call's trainer, Brad Cox, also confirmed the death on Twitter with a video tribute to the horse..
"It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye to a barn favorite, Will Call. Rest in Peace," Cox said.
Saturday was the final day of racing at the track until the September meet, which runs from Sept. 13 to 29.
WDRB has reached out to Churchill Downs for comment about the incident.
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