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Sprint champion Points Offthebench is euthanized

Sprint champion Points Offthebench is euthanized
Jockey Mike Smith rides Points Offthebench to victory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5. (Associated Press)

With one week to go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships, tragedy struck Santa Anita race track on Saturday morning.

Points Offthebench, a winner of four consecutive races that was being prepared for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Sprint, suffered a fractured leg during a workout and had to be euthanized.

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The 4-year-old son of Benchmark won the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5.

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