A pair of kills from the West Coast yesterday…
In the 6th at Golden Gate, Big Ceas “went wrong,” says Equibase, and was subsequently euthanized. ‘Twas the 2-year-old’s 10th time under the whip.
In the 8th at Santa Anita, Amboseli “suffered a catastrophic injury” – also euthanized. The Daily Racing Form says Amboseli’s “fatal accident marred the race” – a Grade 3 Stakes, which is why the DRF was even writing about it to begin with. Still, their recap gave but a couple sentences to the death, with the rest devoted to much more important matters like the take and the strategic thinking of the “winning” jockey.
This is horseracing.