Two More Dead at Belmont, 42 on the Year

Another day, two more kills at Belmont. The Gaming Commission reports the following from Saturday:

Outside Influence “sustained a LH compound, open distal fx at the 1/16 pole [on] training track and was euthanized.” She was two.

Iswear I’ll Behave “suffered a RF suspensory injury approx 1 to 2 months ago and developed supporting limb laminitis in the LR; declining condition over last 4 days and euthanized.” He was six.

The Belmont Carnage, 2019 (42 dead horses…and counting)

Doyouknowsomething, Jan 8, stall – “sustained left elbow injury in stall”
Speke, Jan 19, training – “suffered a fracture to his right shoulder”
Catpsalm, Jan 29, stall – “protozoal myeloencephalitis”
Miss Marion, Feb 3, training – “fractured cannon bone…euthanized on track”
Chronos, Feb 3, training (euthanized Feb 4) – “fractured right front leg”
For Pops, Feb 26, training – “collapsed and died” (four years old)
Queen Bode, Mar 3, training – “euthanized at hospital”
Mighty Zealous, Mar 10, stall – “severe respiratory distress…euthanized”
Miss Marilyn, Mar 23, training – “leg injury…euthanasia on the track”
Miss Mimosa, Mar 28, training – “cardiovascular collapse” (three years old)
Pretty Enuff, Apr 1, training – “suffered a leg fracture…euthanized”
Luz Mimi, Apr 4, training – “suffered a leg fracture…euthanized”
La Manche, Apr 11, training – “suffered a fracture…and was euthanized”
Noble Cause, May 11, racing – “injuries necessitating euthanasia”
Anne’s Song, May 24, racing – “ambulanced off, euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Successful Mission, Jun 9, training – “sustained fractures while breezing”
Inflection, Jun 9, racing – “euthanized due to poor prognosis”
Ro Bear, Jun 16, stall – “died in the barn from an apparent impaction colic”
With Caution, Jun 28, training – “P1 fracture…died complications from anesthesia”
Fancy Persuasion, Jun 30, racing – “went down dead on the track” (two years old)
yet-to-be-named, Jul 11, training – “fractured sesamoids…euthanized”
La Fuerza, Jul 27, training – “fractured humeral, ambulanced to barn, euthanized”
Royal Inheritance, Sep 6, training – “collapsed and died” (five years old)
Passporttovictory, Sep 6, racing – “bad steps”
Mo Moxie, Sep 7, training – “sustained a fracture and was euthanized on track”
Deft, Sep 12, racing – “broke front leg and was euthanized on the track”
Rhode Island, Sep 14, racing – “was vanned off…subsequently euthanized”
Coffee Crush, Sep 19, training – “cardiovascular collapse” (four years old)
Have Another, Sep 20, stall – “severe laminitis”
Meet Me in L A, Sep 21, racing – “went wrong…euthanized”
E Z for You to Say, Oct 10, stall – “severe laminitis [both front] feet” (two years old)
Mo Fun, Oct 14, training – “suffered a cardiovascular collapse” (three years old)
Iswear I’ll Behave, Nov, training (euthanized Dec 21) – “suspensory injury…laminitis”
Kid Robin Hood, Nov 2, training – “sustained a fracture at the 5/16 pole”
Darken a Day, Nov 10, training – “sustained injury to leg requiring euthanasia on track”
Long Haul Bay, Nov 21, stall – “severe colic”
Goneonamission, Nov 24, stall – “found deceased with apparent head injury”
Sweet Timing, Nov 29, stall – “pelvic injury…fever and pleuropneumonia”
Gio Game, Dec 6, training – “cardiovascular collapse” (four years old)
Dino Three O Nine, Dec 8, training – “sustained injury…necessitated euthanasia”
Riot Worthy, Dec 16, training – “sustained leg injury…necessitated euthanasia”
Outside Influence, Dec 21, training – “compound, open distal fracture at the 1/16 pole”

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  1. Two lives destroyed on the same day and still people defend this revolting death show. Horses are literally shattering on the racetracks in front of thousands of people and there is no “unnecessary suffering”? I can’t even imagine the twisted psyche of someone who can see a horse endure such horrific suffering and actually try to justify the existence of the industry responsible. There isn’t a place in Hell deep enough for people like this.

  2. May this season of light and joy see an end to racing! And may all those who inflict such pain and suffering on these beautiful, young horses be gone forever!! They even dared to name him “i swear I’ll behave”…obtuse, heartless bastards!

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