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Colic claims Nehro's life

Updated: May 7, 2013, 1:23 AM ET
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Nehro, Zayat Stables' runner-up in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, died of colic May 4 while en route to a clinic.

In training with Steve Asmussen at Churchill Downs, the 5-year-old horse fell ill the morning of May 4. According to the trainer, his condition "spiraled badly."

"I can't put into words how much respect I have for Nehro," Asmussen said. " He was loved by everyone around the barn. What a cool horse. Quality animal. Just a horrible, horrible deal."

"I am deeply saddened," ...

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