The NYS Gaming Commission reports this for Appealing Briefs at Belmont yesterday: “[G]elding last raced at Gulfstream, euthanized due to poor prognosis of cellulitis.” The first part, at least as I see it, is a pathetic attempt to shift blame. First, as I’ve repeatedly admonished since Santa Anita, U.S Racing is a single entity – a league (think NFL) if you will. Horses are ever being shuffled from track to track, state to state, so don’t get distracted by individual (track) numbers; focus on the aggregate instead. Second, though, the horse in question here had two workouts at Belmont after that Gulfstream race, the most recent April 4. Imagine that. What’s more, he was raced at all three NYRA tracks in 2019. Bottom line: Appealing Briefs is an industry casualty, for which each and every track (trainer, owner, etc.) shares responsibility.