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Robert, right, and Lawana Low in April 2018 celebrate Magnum Moon’s Arkansas Derby win. He was ridden by Luis Saez.
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Robert, right, and Lawana Low in April 2018 celebrate Magnum Moon’s Arkansas Derby win. He was ridden by Luis Saez.

Robert Low says goodbye to prized horse

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Prime Inc. owner Robert Low’s prize-winning racehorse Magnum Moon was euthanized on Oct. 4. The horse over the past year had laminitis, a disease that affected the animal’s feet, according to a news release.

“He was a special colt that was obviously talented on the racetrack but also very smart and courageous during his treatment,” Low said in the release.

Low, who owned Magnum Moon with his wife Lawana, thanked staff members at New York-based Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, where the horse was euthanized.

Magnum Moon last year qualified for the Kentucky Derby after winning the Arkansas Derby in Hot Springs. The horse went on to finish near last in the Kentucky Derby, and that summer, had a career-ending injury during a workout, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.

“Magnum Moon was all class until the very end,” Low said in the release. “We cherished him dearly and thank him for all the joy, great times and for the inspiration he brought to our lives.”

With $1.2 million in career earnings, Magnum Moon had four wins in five starts. Born in 2015, Magnum Moon was purchased by the Lows in 2016 for $380,000, according to the release.

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