The summary of 2-year-old Ivebeensaved’s fatal ride yesterday afternoon at Parx:
“…clipped the heels of Over My Head and fell heavily to the ground. Despite immediate and prolonged intervention on the part of track veterinarians, [her] injuries were obviously catastrophic and she was humanely euthanized.”
It’s as if Parx seeks credit for its extraordinary measures and “humane” final act. But the truth is, this was a wanton destruction of life. Horseracing killed this poor young creature; scorn, not commendation, is what’s warranted.
Ivebeensaved was ridden by Josiah Hampshire, trained by Ronald Dandy, and owned by Tedston Holder. This was her eighth race.