The scene at Charles Town Friday (race 2), as described by the Equibase writer: “Princess Rashelle…broke her right front leg midway on the turn and was euthanized on the track. Into Bluegrass…fell over Princess Rashelle mid turn and was vanned off.” Princess Rashelle was four; this was her 29th time under the whip. Will update on the 5-year-old Into Bluegrass. The track announcer, by the way, called this a “spill.”
A “spill,” according to the ethically-challenged:
In the 3rd at Fair Grounds, Fist of Rage “went wrong, fell, [and] was vanned off.” In fact, no surprise, the 3-year-old is dead. In reporting the kill, The Daily Racing Form’s Marcus Hersh led with the status of the dazed jockey who “hit the ground hard when his mount broke down badly.” The afterthought “mount” was an intelligent, sensitive, naturally-autonomous being who was enslaved, exploited, and wantonly (for $2 bets) killed by wicked people plying their crafts in a wicked industry.