The Fair Hill Steeplechase (Maryland) Stewards Report for May 24:
“4th Race – #3 Political Theatre fell at the 5th from last and was subsequently euthanized.” Political Theatre was seven years old. Twice in his last five races (not including the day he died, that is) Political Theatre was a “fell, DNF.”
The next day at Fair Hill, these:
“JESSE O slipped on the first turn and fell.”
“ROOFTOP VIEW fell heavily at the last fence… The horse was examined by the course vet, who reported bleeding from the left nostril back at the barn, but the horse was otherwise checked out and declared ‘sound.'”
“SEEKING ALBERT…was vanned off with a reported laceration of the right front.”
“AGGRESSIVE pulled up lame…reported to have bowed a tendon.”
Good, clean family fun.