The 3rd race at Charles Town last night was 2-year-old Supercharged’s very first. It was also his last. His “career,” in total: “Supercharged was bumped and pinched back at the break then picked up the chase outside, rounded the turn about the eight path but was taken up lame in the left hind and was euthanized on the track” (Equibase).
Euthanized in front of the crowd – and then, the festivities continued.
For the dead horse’s people, however, all was not lost: In finishing the race (“lame”), Supercharged “earned” $125 for jockey Keimar Trotman, trainer Crystal Pickett, and owner Jill Daniel. Not much, I know, but enough to grab a bite after a hard day’s work.
This is horseracing.