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Trail Boss Euthanized

Published: July 10, 2009 11:04 am ET

Last Comment: July 16, 2009 10:51 pm ET | 5 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

“He was the horse that made me,” said driver Doug McNair following the tragic news that his father's homebred three-year-old pacing colt, Trail Boss, was euthanized on Tuesday.

Trail Boss really hadn’t been right all year,” Doug McNair told Trot Insider. “He was real good qualifying back and then was good in his first start, but then he wasn’t himself from that point on. We thought he was a bit sick, but it didn’t seem like anything that was real bad; but if was affecting him.

“He was being treated with antibiotics, and it turned out they were killing the good and bad bacteria inside of him. Last Saturday he was perfect at the farm, and then on Sunday morning he was in distress."

McNair says the Apaches Fame - Lavish Gem colt was taken to Mountsburg Equine Clinic on Sunday.

“I went over and saw him on Monday morning, and the vet told me he seemed to be coming around. But later that afternoon he was horrible. They were running a bunch of jugs into him, and he just wasn’t responding to the treatment. On Tuesday morning they said he was decent, but then he got bad again and they had to euthanize him on Tuesday night."

Last year's Battle Of Waterloo winner recorded three wins, a second and three thirds in 15 career starts earning $273,590 for trainer and co-owner Gregg McNair and his mother Gwendolyn McNair.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of Trail Boss.

July 16, 2009 - 10:51 pmAgreed Mr Currie and Matt

Agreed Mr Currie and Matt this Is truely Upsetting news

July 12, 2009 - 10:46 pmMcNair Stables is nothing

McNair Stables is nothing but Class. I am truely sorry to here about the loss of Trail Boss. Greg and Doug along with the rest of the Stable, deserve nothing but the best. Sorry for you loss.

Pat & Matt Currie

July 11, 2009 - 4:28 pmThis Is Really Upsetting

This Is Really Upsetting News he Was really a promising three year old my Condolences to the McNair Family and to Doug McNair himself

July 10, 2009 - 9:57 pmSo sad to hear this tragic

ellie mayhew SAID...

So sad to hear this tragic news. Our condolences to the McNair family.

July 10, 2009 - 4:57 pmSad news to say the

norm files SAID...

Sad news to say the least.
Condolences to the connections

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