In the 2nd at Finger Lakes August 13, Frosty Millions brought up the rear, some 21 lengths back; the Equibase note: “showed nothing.” Turns out, she was actually “vanned off” (how, pray tell, did the chartwriter miss that?), and, it further turns out, she is dead – euthanized, says the Gaming Commission, for “unresolved splint and suspencery [sic] injuries.” Frosty Millions was six; ’twas her 51st time under the whip.
To date, 10 horses have died at Finger Lakes this year – but 7 in just the past 5+ weeks.
Bonafide Bandit, Mar 26, stall – “cast in stall”
Owen’s Express, Apr 2, training – “fractured right shoulder”
Facade, May 11, stall – “colic”
Ransom Note, Jul 10, racing – “fractured 3rd carpel”
D Emcee, Jul 12, training – “fractured sesamoid necessitating euthanasia”
She’sakittykat, Jul 12, stall – “laminitis”
Fabulous Prince, Jul 15, racing – “flipped in the gate, skull fracture”
Avon Gold, Aug 3, training – “suffered a fracture to the pastern”
Frosty Millions, Aug 13, racing – “unresolved injuries”
It’s Flashy, Aug 17, training – “expired after breezing”
This entire racing industry needs to be disbanded. The horses are being KILLED as the jockey whips them. ABUSE!!
The folks that claim to LOVE THEIR HORSES! They only love the money they make.
Frosty Millions “showed nothing”? How about a lifetime of misery and pain? And no doubt her jockey was still flailing away with his whip even though she was 21 lengths back. Twenty one lengths back, because racehorses ” love to run”. And this shit about “unresolved splint and suspensory injuries” – more like ignored and drugged over and forced to run anyway. But we don’t have to worry because the Horseracing Integrity Act is going to make all this go away. With a bit of pixie dust, a rabbit’s foot, and the magic word Abracadabra.