Points Offthebench

Jockey Mike Smith rides Points Offthebench to victory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship on Oct. 5. (Associated Press / October 5, 2013)

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.

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

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