In the 4th at Remington Friday, the chartwriter (Equibase) had Tanner’s Popsicle as “stopped badly, pulled up, collapsed, vanned off.” We now know that the 5-year-old is dead – with two different sources calling it a “heart attack.” Tanner’s had been under the whip just nine days prior, finishing last in a claiming race at Churchill.
We can also confirm that 3-year-old Chidamac is dead after “[taking] a bad step” in the 8th at Los Alamitos Friday. In its article relaying the kill, the Los Angeles Times notes that initially that race’s replay wasn’t shown at the track, and when it finally was, it had been edited – unpleasantries removed. Questioning this, the writer was told by a CHRB official that policy was changed some years back because (in the understatement of the day) “they felt showing replays of accidents over and over was not a good idea.” Chidamac was coming off a last, 20+ lengths back at Del Mar in November (and an 11th of 12 before that).
This is horseracing.