Peek It Up, three, is dead after breaking down in the 8th at Los Alamitos last night. The replay, of course, was expunged from the track’s website, but here are some of the tweets from people who did see it:
“One of the worst falls I have ever seen when it comes to quarter horses.”
“That was just awful. Good Lord.”
“Man that was brutal.”
“Just saw replay and sick.”
“One of worst I’ve ever seen.”
And yet – all of these people are 1) fans (and not seeing their own complicity in the matter), and 2) mostly, or solely, concerned with the welfare of the jockey. How profoundly sad.
(After I originally posted, someone sent me this clip.)