The 8th at Charles Town last night, as relayed by Equibase: “Blushing Owen…dropped back leaving the turn, showed no further response to urging, suffered a fatal injury and fell at the sixteenth pole and was euthanized on the track.”
“showed no further response to urging” (to whipping, that is)
“suffered a fatal injury and fell”
“euthanized on the track”
Blushing Owen was three years old; ’twas his 13th time under the whip.
In the most recent Stewards Minutes from Golden Gate, it was revealed that 4-year-old Dramatic Ride was scratched prior to a race November 2. The reason: “Hit Head in Barn Area – Deceased.”
This is horseracing.