Breaking Boundary in the 5th at Belmont Sunday: “grew detached at the tail of the field…bobbled midway…continued along to the finish well behind receiving taps [lashes] to the near side a furlong out despite appearing to struggle, was pulled up…vanned off and reported to have bled” (Equibase). Jockey: Edwin Rivera.
Billy Youre Fired in the 3rd at Parx Monday: “stopped abruptly after half a mile, was eased and returned bleeding from the nostrils.” Three races back, March 30, same track: “BILLY YOURE FIRED stopped badly before a quarter mile and was eased through the stretch and returned bleeding from the nostrils.” Two bleeds in four races. Trainer: Alfredo Velazquez; owner: Anita Velazquez.
Vile. Animal abuse. Horseracing.