The 8th at Gulfstream yesterday, as recounted by Equibase: “ALLURSTRA…reached a short lead late on the turn, had just been overtaken when he suffered a catastrophic injury to the right front at the top of the stretch….” The 6-year-old Allurstra (below) was “For Sale” prior to suffering that “catastrophic injury” – an injury, by the way, that was so ugly Gulfstream’s official YouTube channel neatly excised it from the replay.
At Los Alamitos yesterday, Adriatic Son was a “scratch” in the 2nd – “scratched,” it turns out, because he had died the day before. No other details yet. Adriatic Son was nine and was first put to the whip some 6 1/2 years ago. And still they wanted more.
Voice your outrage: Link this post and/or the up-to-date 2020 Killed List. Tell them horseracing is animal cruelty; horseracing must end.