This morning, I wrote: “The New York Racing Association (NYRA) lie – ‘reform,’ ‘equine welfare’ – continues to be exposed.” And continues, and continues. Today, we learn that Smidge, a “vanned off” in the 2nd at Belmont yesterday, is dead, euthanized for a leg break of one kind or another. That’s 27 killed at NYRA tracks this year.
The Gaming Commission has also disclosed the death of Sky High Interest at Finger Lakes June 12: “flipped…sustained head injury requiring euthanasia.” She was two.
This is horseracing. Every day.