3-year-old Ol’ Bob was killed yesterday running in the 4th race at Louisiana Downs. In sum, Ol’ Bob ran six races, all for trainer C. Blaine Williams and owner Rio Mio Ranch.
Also yesterday, 2-year-old Summer Sanctuary broke down in Delaware Park’s 4th race and is presumed dead. For this equine child – roughly the equivalent of a pre-pubescent human – yesterday’s race was her second in 15 days. The notes say that Summer Sanctuary “was fractious and difficult to load.” Perhaps, Gilberto Santiago (jockey for both races) and Harry Painter (trainer and breeder), this poor creature was trying to communicate something. Apparently, deaf ears.