The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the following deaths:
Eight days ago at Finger Lakes, 8-year-old Canadian Wish was “humanely euthanized – severe diarrhea, dehydration, endotoxemia.” This “non-racing” death, it should be noted, came just four days after the 62-start veteran finished second-to-last, 18+ lengths back in a $5,000 claiming race. Pablo Torres trained.
Sunday, 3-year-old Ghostof Gettysburg was euthanized for “severe colic and diarrhea” at Belmont. The James Toner-trained colt had yet to be raced. Toner had a similar racehorse death back in November (Keen Katana).
46 horses have died at NYS tracks so far this year. And the beat goes on…