On Saturday, 4-year-old Flashy in Pink “suffered a fracture to her right front leg while breezing on the training track” at Belmont. She is dead. The Richard Metivier-trained mare last raced at Saratoga in August. NY’s 2014 Death Toll: 10.
Also on Saturday, 3-year-old filly Kiss a Rose (below) collapsed and died after finishing last in a race in Caulfield, Australia. Although it was hot (about 80), officials insist heat was not a factor, instead attributing it to “sudden death.”