Parx Racing – a racino track – lost two horses in a half-hour span this afternoon:
In the 6th race, 4-year-old De Rage Girl “broke down in her right front leaving the furlong grounds and was humanely euthanized.” The filly was trained by Janet Polachek and owned by White Lightening Stable. In the 7th, 3-year-old Trail Blaze, trained by Derek Ryan and owned by Stonestreet Stables et al., “broke down in his right front…was eased and subsequently humanely euthanized.” In his penultimate start, February 1st at Gulfstream, Trail Blaze finished 8th of 9 under Todd Pletcher.
Two more dead horses. Used up and disposed of like nothing more than a worn deck of cards. Don’t you wonder if on the days of their births – May, 2010 for the dead filly De Rage Girl – and April 2011 for the now-deceased colt Trail Blaze – those in attendance, excited with the prospect of racing success with the newborn foals, ever considered the fuzzy little babes would be broken and lifeless before reaching maturity. Maybe they should.
RIP De Rage Girl…RIP Trail Blaze.
Good question, Joy. I look at my beautiful former broodmare and wonder where all her foals are now. I do know 2 of her daughters are save but hate to think about the others…
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