A pair of kills Thursday…
In the 3rd at Aqueduct, says Equibase, Consensus Thinking “suffered a fatal injury to his left front” – euthanized on the track. But there is more to it than that. Turns out, Consensus ran on (riderless) after breaking down, eventually colliding with another horse before being put out of his misery. The images:
And the video:
In the 1st at Gulfstream, Sambucca Steve “took [a] bad step…euthanized.” Sambucca was almost nine; ’twas his 69th time under the whip. Long years of enslavement and exploitation, with a painful, terrifying, lonely death at the end. I’ve run out of words.