3 Dead at Belmont in 1 Day

The NYS Gaming Commission has just announced the death of three-year-old King Wando from an injury sustained while galloping at Belmont Park. With just five career starts and less than $16,000 earnings, the gelding’s passing is of little import to an industry that produces Thoroughbreds like a bakery does muffins. But we noticed. And we also noticed that he died on October 9th, the third horse killed at venerable Belmont that day.



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  1. I don’t even know what to say about so many breakdowns at tracks throughout the country. However, I will continue to do my best to encourage people to stay away from the tracks. Let racing die a swift death before more of our beautiful horses die in the dirt.

  2. Anyone with an ounce of decency and compassion knows how wrong this is. The trouble is, it is now so commonplace it is becoming the norm. People need to boycott these tracks and stop betting. However, there is very little publicity about these deaths. Time for the NY Times to do some investigative reporting as was done in the past. But now the focus needs to be NY and not NM, and Thoroughbred racing in place of QH racing.,

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