This, today at Belmont, courtesy of the NYS Gaming Commission: “E Z for You to Say was euthanized in stable at Belmont Racetrack for severe laminitis [both front] feet.”
First, let’s disabuse the notion of a “non-racing” death: E Z for You to Say was put to the whip just last month at Belmont (and Saratoga before that). But get this: She was only two years old – “severe laminitis,” both front feet. Please take a moment to contemplate this poor animal’s short, mean existence on this planet. Sad beyond words. For Belmont, this makes 31 dead horses on the year. Belmont, Santa Anita, Keeneland, Gulfstream – it matters not a whit. Horseracing kills horses. Period.