Macca Tree, in the 4th at Mahoning yesterday afternoon, as relayed by the Equibase writer: “sprinted to a clear lead soon after the start, set the pace into the stretch, suffered a catastrophic injury and was euthanized.”
To add insult to kill, as this industry is wont to do, the 3-year-old Macca was sold immediately prior to dying. Vile. On a pro-racing site, one of the commenters shared this: “Very ugly-looking and the track announcer gasped and groaned audibly during the call.” And yet these people keep coming back for more. By the way, I would show you this “very ugly-looking” death, but Mahoning has removed this (and only this) race from its replay page. As if it never happened.