The following horses were casualties on American racetracks last week:
“Broke Down” (read: dead); “Collapsed and Died”; “Humanely Euthanized”
Beauregard Sopo, Delta
Richter Con Jar, Delta
Sweet Baby Gaines, Fair Grounds
“Vanned Off” (carted away by ambulance, better-than-even chance dead)
Rye Frost, Parx (“in distress”)
Ghost Realms, Zia
Stormin Angel, Portland
Fiddlers Elbow, Charles Town
The Road Not Taken, Churchill
Gem of a Gal, Golden Gate
Explosive War, Charles Town
Il Est Beau, Fair Grounds (“in distress”)
Allison Cole, Los Alamitos
Ko Style, Zia
Monument, Del Mar
Collect On Seven, Gulfstream W
Appolitical Dynasty, Los Alamitos
Moonlight Heat, Zia
“Bled”; “Returned Bleeding From Nostrils”
Hall of Fame, Remington
El Posole, Parx (not bled, but “respiratory distress”)
The carnage continues………..
The race mare Congressionalbust – a 2009 bay mare – was not on this list of racing casualties. In her last race on November 17 at Mahoning Valley Race Course, she finished 4th in a 4K claiming race and earned her owner/trainer $150 for her 4th place finish. She “weakened” in that race – her last race.
Congressionalbust had 56 starts, 3-5-10, for 84K.
The money SHE made from the efforts of her very body didn’t ensure her a safe and happy retirement. She was found in a kill pen..one month after her last race on November 17 at Mahoning.
Her owner/trainer was Shane Murphy.
Congressionalbust, raced 56 times for 84K, dumped and defenseless…IN A KILL PEN. Fortunately for this mare, she was rescued.
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