3-year-old Beauregard Sopo is dead – the victim of a presumptive breakdown last night at Delta (race 8). I say presumptive because this is all we got from the (Equibase) chart: “BEAUREGARD SOPO dueled from between foes early, clipped heels entering the turn, was pulled up and euthanized.” Pulled up and euthanized. And that’s that.
Also, the NYS Gaming Commission reports two more dead racehorses:
3-year-old The Lewis Dinner, November 15 at Aqueduct – “chronic post op throat infection from throat surgery 45 days ago, resistant to treatment – euthanized.” The Lewis Dinner was last raced in June.
7-year-old Rush Now, November 17 at Finger Lakes – “diagnosed with colic, surgery not an option – euthanized.” I’m guessing that surgery was “not an option” at least in part because Rush Now was a lowly $5,000 claimer toiling away at a cheap track, and after 49 “career starts” (last one October 17), there wasn’t a whole lot more to mine.
This is horseracing.