The reporting (if one can call it that) of the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening on the death of Sander’s Empire yesterday at Aqueduct betrays (yet again) the racing people’s true priorities. Here is Grening’s full tweet:
David Grening @DRFGrening 2:02 PM · Jan 1, 2021
A pace-pressing Miss Moon Pie ($5.90) runs away from the field in AQU 4th to kick off Empire 6 with $143,907 wagered in pool. Remember, each day in January the pool will be distributed. Unfortunately, Sander’s Empire suffered a fatal injury early on in the race and was euthanized
First and foremost, the betting information, for that is why we’re here. Oh and by the way, a fully sentient being – intelligent, sensitive, feeling – was killed in the process. Loathsome. But no more so than some of the responses that followed:
Alfred Frank @Buddy5051
Why is the pool going to be distributed everyday?
Charlotte Brown @Charlot53053143
Becca B @BeForrest45
Damn shame to lose a horse like that & glad I didn’t have to witness any thing. Condolonces [sic] to Samder’s [sic] Empires connections.
Rena Sherwood @Renasherwood
Glad I didn’t bet this race.
This is horseracing.