I have confirmed that Double Cabernet was euthanized after breaking down in the 8th at Gulfstream Monday. According to Equibase, the 3-year-old “went wrong and fell.” But the horror didn’t end there. After falling, she was “struck” by two other horses (both of whom “stumbled badly” and “DNF”). The final insult comes in the official Gulfstream replay. Not only is the kill whitewashed (no surprise there), but this is uttered by one of the announcers: “And the race marred by an incident.”
“Marred.” “Incident.” Vile.