According to the chartwriter at Finger Lakes Monday, nothing out of the ordinary happened to 3-year-old Act Surprised in the 10th beyond, that is, falling and not finishing the race. In fact, the horse is dead – broken shoulder, and, says the Gaming Commission, “euthanized on the track.” Industry duplicity laid bare – yet again.
This morning, I received this from a witness to the above: “First off, they took forever to get an equine ambulance to the horse. Once they did, they opted not to put up a screen. It was the last race of the day and the majority of the people [had] left anyways. They proceeded to tranquilize the horse and administer euthanization shots, kill him where he lay, no screen, out in the open. They then proceeded to tie a rope around the (now) dead horse’s legs and neck and pull him into the ambulance, to be driven off.” Visualize that.
This is horseracing.