Santa Anita has disclosed the death of Natural History Saturday: “Fracture of the left front ankle while working…unrecoverable injury.” He was three years old and being prepped for his 14th race. He is the 4th dead racehorse at Santa Anita this year.
Also, I can confirm that Mountain Bear, a “pulled up, vanned off” on the chart Friday at Turfway, was indeed euthanized. He was two; ’twas his 3rd time under the whip.
Imagine, folks, if two players died in yesterday’s Super Bowl. And yet, this happens multiple times at U.S. racetracks every day. A sport, like football? Obscene.