According to Equibase, 5-year-old Soul House finished an unremarkable 7th of 10 in the 6th at Belmont yesterday. Nothing further of note. And if not for NY’s only-one-in-the-nation database, that would be the end of this (non)story. Turns out, though, this horse is dead – “collapsed and died after [his] saddle was removed.” Should be outrage within NY Racing. But as this – adolescent horses just keeling over – is such a regular occurrence (just happened to another 5-year-old at Finger Lakes), none is forthcoming. Curiously, this was Soul House’s first time back under the whip since June of last year. Trainer then and now (in fact for all but one of SH’s 10 races), George Weaver. This is horseracing.