In the 3rd at Thistledown yesterday, Quinnehtukqut “suffered a catastrophic injury near the seven sixteenths pole” and, says Equibase, “was euthanized.” Quinnehtukqut was seven, and this was his 51st time under the whip. But that’s not all: In all but one of those 51 races, this long-abused animal was “For Sale” prior to – that’s “For Sale” 50 times over. Imagine that.
Quinnehtukqut’s “catastrophic injury” (around 2:00 mark, jockey in yellow cap)
Tidy Stripe, who was a “bad step, vanned off” in the 2nd at Delaware Thursday, is in fact dead – euthanized, says the Racing Commission, for a sesamoid fracture. Tidy Stripe was four; ’twas her 19th time under the whip.
This is horseracing.