From the NYS Gaming Commission: In the 3rd yesterday at Aqueduct, 2-year-old Condo Prince “fell after suffering a fatal musculoskeletal injury in the vicinity of the 3/8 pole and was euthanized on the track.”
(punch in 2016, December 31, race 3 – pick up video around 2:25 mark)
“Oh and going down and tossing the rider was Condo Prince…Condo Prince out of the race.” Yes, “out of the race” – and in the process of dying.
From Equibase: In the 5th yesterday at Laurel, 3-year-old Just Jack “broke down and fell inside the furlong marker.” “Broke Down,” of course, is racing-speak for dead.
The official Laurel replay skipped right over the breakdown; in fact, the entire race, with the exception of the winner crossing the wire, was deleted.
Finally, from Blood-Horse comes word that 13-year-old Heatseeker “was euthanized Dec. 27…after he was discovered in his paddock with a broken left femur.” Found with a broken leg. Imagine that. While Heatseeker’s final race was over eight years ago, at the time of his death this vile industry was still using and abusing him as a “stud.”