According to Equibase, in the 6th at Turfway Friday, Miss Eau de Vie “went bad in the stretch, [was] pulled up in distress, [and was] vanned off.” “Went Bad/Wrong” has largely replaced “Broke Down” as this industry’s favored euphemism for dead. And indeed the 2-year-old filly is. As usual, racing “fans,” ever blind to their own complicity, offered up their reactions (via Twitter):
John Farrell @TheJohnFarrell: “Heart breaking stuff at Turfway, RIP Miss Eau De Vie.”
chip plowman @plowmanlm: “That was brutal.”
dan agostino @dan_agostino: “Was flailing ruffian like. Just leg was dead.”
Nick Petroskus @NPetroskus: “That’s horrible…”
LCL PICKS @LCLPICKS: “Made me sick hurts to see that.”
Vile, in every possible way.