In the 4th at Hawthorne yesterday, And He’s Loose was said (by the chartwriter) to have “taken a bad step,” leading to “humane euthanasia on the track.” Two of Racing’s more obscene euphemisms in a single line: “Took a bad step” implies fluke, misfortune, accident – not on us. “Humanely euthanized” says we did right by this horse; aren’t we kind and compassionate? Disgusting. And He’s Loose was three; ’twas his 11th turn under the whip. Owner/trainer, Pete Scalcione; jockey, Victor Santiago.