The 6th at Saratoga yesterday, as relayed by Equibase: “Sundae On Sunday got out then collapsed approaching the backstretch, failed to fully revive after numerous attempts and was subsequently euthanized.” Since this hasn’t been posted on the database yet, I’m not sure what “failed to fully revive after numerous attempts” means (the DRF called it a “catastrophic injury”), but suffice to say he’s dead. Sundae On Sunday (below) was ten years old – prime of life for a horse, beaten and battered for a racehorse. Yes, beaten and battered: This was Sundae’s 61st time under the whip.
This, in case anyone needs reminding, is the 10th kill at Saratoga thus far:
Golden Julia, May 30, stall, “found distressed in stall…died from acute blood loss”
Golden Julia was two years old and coming off a training session just five days prior.
Investment Analyst, Jun 7, training, “sustained leg injury necessitating euthanasia”
Investment Analyst was two years old; he was being prepped for his first race.
Gattino Marrone, Jul 3, training, “fractured sesamoids, euthanized”
Gattino Marrone was three years old and had been put to the whip 6 times.
Fight Night, Jul 12, racing, “fell heavily after the wire, euthanized on track”
Fight Night was three years old, and this was her 5th time under the whip.
Total Fidelity, Jul 14, training, “suffered fracture to LF sesamoids, euthanized”
Total Fidelity was two years old; she was being prepped for her first race.
Overlord, Jul 15, stall, “colonic rupture, euthanized”
Overlord was three years old and coming off a training session just one week prior.
Verravanni, Jul 25, stall, “pleuropneumonia”
Verravanni was two years old and coming off a training session just eight days prior.
Misspent Youth, Jul 27, training, “cardiovascular collapse”
Misspent Youth was five years old and had been put to the whip 13 times.
Umetuka, Jul 31, training, “injured, vanned off for x-rays, euthanized”
Umetuka was four years old and had been put to the whip 9 times.
Sundae On Sunday, Aug 4, racing, “collapsed, euthanized”
Sundae On Sunday was ten years old, and this was his 61st time under the whip.