From the NYS Gaming Commission:
Chazy “took a bad step” in the 6th at Finger Lakes yesterday – “catastrophic injury to limb, euthanized.” Chazy was two years old; this was her very first time under the whip. But worry not, for the Commission assures “more to follow” – implying, of course, that this will be fully investigated, lessons will be learned. Please.
Queen Elsa was “found deceased in stall” at Saratoga Harness. Queen Elsa was but five years old – “found deceased in stall” – and had just been raced at that same track four days prior. How long did she suffer – alone, terrified – in her little 12×12 cubicle? When I take a moment to contemplate some of these deaths (which isn’t easy given the frequency with which they arrive), I’m left with a peculiar mix of profound sadness and fierce anger. How many more? How many more?