3-year-old Western Sword broke down in last night’s 8th race at Penn National and is dead. This was the gelding’s fourth start, all under trainer Edward Allard and owner/breeder Gilbert Campbell. In a short two months, his value – as measured by the “for sale” tag – had dropped from $25,000 (in his first race on June 9th) to yesterday’s $7,500. Now, he is worth nothing. This is horseracing.