Two fully-expected confirmations came in today:
Ministers of Money, a “went wrong, vanned off” after “winning” the 4th at Golden Gate Friday, is indeed dead. He was two; this was his very first race.
Niente is dead after breaking down in the stretch of the 9th at Belmont yesterday. (The Equibase note said, obscenely, that she was “expertly eased and pulled up” after suffering the injury.) She, too, was two years old; ’twas only her second race.
California and New York have combined to kill at least 160 racehorses this year…