Well And Good Sustains Injury After Irvine Handicap

The 5-year-old Separatist gelding was humanely euthanized after sustaining a sesamoid fracture.

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Well And Good, pictured here winning Sunday's Irvine Handicap at Los Alamitos, sustained an injury after the race. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

Ed Allred's Well And Good, a homebred multiple stakes winning 5-year-old son of champion Separatist, sustained a fracture of his left front sesamoid after his victory in Sunday's Irvine Handicap at Los Alamitos and was humanely euthanized.

Raced exclusively in California, Well And Good won four of 25 starts and earned $178,769. He ran second to Far Niente in last year's Vessels Maturity (G1) and was a finalist in the $600,000 Champion of Champions (G1) in December.

"He was a great horse and gave me everything he had every time he went on the track," trainer Scott Willoughby said. "He never had any major (physical) problems. It was just a freak deal that happened."  

After Well And Good crossed the wire in the Irvine, his rider, Rodrigo Aceves, was unseated during the gallop out, but was not injured. Well And Good was vanned off.

"Rodrigo is fine, so I'm relieved about that," Willoughby added.

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