In the 3rd at Finger Lakes last Thursday, Last Chant was said (by Equibase) to have “weakened” en route to a second-to-last, 14 lengths-back finish. Turns out, the 3-year-old suffered a break and, says the Gaming Commission, was euthanized. Dead. It was, by the way, his third time under the whip for trainer Amber Cobb in less than three weeks; in his penultimate race (November 5), he finished last, 17 back.
From the most recent Stewards Minutes at Golden Gate, November 11: “A horse trained by Jerry Hollendorfer suffered a fatal injury. An accident report will follow.” The promised “report,” however, did not follow; thus, the victim remains anonymous.
This is horseracing.