I have confirmed that 3-year-old Souper Social was euthanized on the Charles Town track after breaking down in the 5th Saturday. So – this past weekend’s dead-athlete list just got a bit longer.
Also, the NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of 4-year-old Fashion Fund at Belmont December 1. The cause – well, allow the Commission to explain:
“Found down in stall & removed to clinic where filly was diagnosed w/comminuted left femoral & pelvic fractures – euthanized.”
“Found down in stall” – with multiple fractures. Imagine that.
Fashion Fund’s last race was a month prior; she had two November “workouts” after that, most recently eights days before her death. Her “connections” as of her final start (and presumably on the day she was found broken in her stall): (Hall of Fame) trainer Claude McGaughey III, owner Andrew Rosen.
Should anyone care to convey their opinion on this, here is NYRA’s contact page.