From Equibase’s account of the 4th yesterday at Laurel: “SEVENTY NINER…broke down in upper stretch and was euthanized.” 9-year-old Seventy Niner was under the whip for the 59th time. At the end of last month and into this one, he was raced twice (both cheap claiming) in nine days at Timonium. Trainer/owner, Annette Eubanks.
Dead from the latest CHRB Stewards Minutes:
unidentified, August 29-September 3, Los Alamitos, racing
Hubertofhavasu, September 7, Golden Gate (euthanized September 8), “collided with another horse during training”
Discreetly Leah, September 9, Los Alamitos, race 2, “injured, euthanized”
Out of Aces, September 10, Golden Gate, race 3, “suffered catastrophic injury”
Also, I have confirmed (Delaware Racing Commission) that 3-year-old Aldalma was “humanely euthanized” after being “pulled up in distress” in the 1st September 18. ‘Twas her first time under the whip.
Dead animals, every day. This is horseracing.