Handstand Dead at Belmont

Like Finger Lakes before it, Belmont Park wasted no time in recording its first victim of the 2014 meet: 3-year-old Handstand, being raced for only the third time, broke down in the 6th and was euthanized. This, after he “came under urging at the five-sixteenths.” The complicit connections: jockey Rajiv Maragh, trainer Thomas Albertrani (for all 3 races), and owner/breeder Darley Stable. Handstand was running for a share of $92,400.

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  1. Rajiv Maragh, Albertrani and Darley Stable, all well known names in the upper echelons of this fine sport !
    Handstand, I am so sorry your short life ended this way.

  2. There is an easy way to stop the carnage. Stop betting on the horses. Do what Pete Rose did – bet on baseball.

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