The NYS Gaming Commission has released the names of four more horses killed whilst in the service of that state’s horseracing industry – all at Belmont Park:
First, there’s Bustin Scones, euthanized for colic October 5. She was four and had been put to the whip 15 times, most recently at that same track last month.
Next, there was Nero’s Fiddle who, after “taking some bad steps” in the 2nd race Thursday, was “vanned off” and subsequently euthanized. He, too, was four.
Then, Blackjack, euthanized yesterday after being diagnosed with cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy. He was just two years old and had yet to be raced.
Finally, Alysinawonderland, also yesterday – “horse was found dead in the stall.” She was just three years old and was in the process of being prepped for her debut.
This is horseracing.