In the 2nd at Golden Gate yesterday, Elegant Sundown “suffered a catastrophic injury to his right foreleg at the three sixteenths and was euthanized in the van” (Equibase). Elegant Sundown was made by Sheldon Paldanius and Javier Villalobos, owned by Stan Spano, and trained by Paldanius. Of course, all in, and all who patronize, racing are also complicit in his death.
At Belmont Friday, Yorkiepoo Princess “developed severe laminitis after surgery approximately 5 weeks ago…euthanized in her stall” (Gaming Commission). She was five years old and last raced at Charles Town in September. Made by A. Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck, owned by Danny Chen, and trained by Claudio Gonzalez.
This is horseracing.