Congrats Gal collapsed and died – “sudden death,” says track owner Stronach Group (yes, that Stronach Group) – just after the finish of the 8th at Pimlico today. “Sudden death” – at three years of age.
This, of course, is Preakness weekend at Pimlico; that, coupled with Santa Anita, is already making this an outsize story. But I am here to remind that a likely four or five other horses were killed on U.S. tracks today – 40 or so every week, 2,000 annually. Horseracing kills horses, inherently. That is what should be the story.