Report: Aneurysm led to steeplechase horse death

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Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A post-mortem report says a pulmonary aneurysm killed the horse that won the Iroquois Steeplechase.

The preliminary necropsy obtained by The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/K1Ytze) concluded that the horse Arcadius was killed after the pulmonary artery just above the heart ruptured a few minutes after the Nashville race ended Saturday.

The report said the rupture caused a massive hemorrhage and heart attack.

Pathologist Dr. Bruce McLaughlin of the state's Kord Animal Health Laboratory conducted the necropsy. He said in a statement that the 8-year-old gelding was otherwise in excellent health.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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