Saratoga Race Course has claimed its first racing kill of the summer – on this, its second day of business. Fight Night, a 3-year-old filly under the whip for the 5th time, “fell heavily after the wire,” says Equibase, and was euthanized on the track. Horseracing Wrongs has obtained exclusive photos of the scene:
While this, as mentioned, was the first race kill, the Saratoga ’19 Death Toll already stands at four – well on its way to meeting or (likely) exceeding its historical average of 14 dead horses per summer.
Golden Julia, May 25, Saratoga T (died May 30) – “horse died from acute blood loss”
Investment Analyst, Jun 7, Saratoga T – “sustained leg injury necessitating euthanasia”
Gattino Marrone, Jul 3, Saratoga T – “fractured sesamoids – euthanized”
Fight Night, Jul 12, Saratoga R – “suffered a catastrophic fracture”
If you weren’t already planning on it, please consider joining us for our first protest of the season, tomorrow at 10:30 on the corner of Union and East in Saratoga Springs.