The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has disclosed the death of 5-year-old Saints Be Praised in the 2nd at Delaware Park August 23. Officially, “broke down at the ½ mile pole…humanely euthanized.”
Also: The NYS Gaming Commission released the names of two more dead – 3-year-old That’s Amore in the 9th at Finger Lakes August 23; 3-year-old That Mr. P from what is being called a “non-racing illness” yesterday at Saratoga. In her only other race, at Belmont in July, That’s Amore finished dead-last of 12, 28+ lengths back; in her death race, she did finish – last, almost 40 lengths in the rear. No word on nature of fatal injury. Prior to dying, That Mr. P had been put to the whip four times:
Gulfstream, April 23 – last, 23+ back
Belmont, June 1 – second-to-last, 28+ back
Belmont, July 16 – second-to-last, 13+ back
Saratoga, July 31 – 7th, 11+ back
By the way, that’s 18 dead at Saratoga, 77 at NY tracks overall.
This is horseracing.