Two more confirmations from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission:
Running in the 4th at Ellis August 8, 2-year-old Endowment suffered a “[broken] right forelimb,” was loaded onto the ambulance, and euthanized back in the barn. Of note, the then 1-year-old had undergone surgery last February to remove chips from that same leg. Also, at some point in the 60 days prior to dying, “[she] had had both carpi injected with hyaluronic acid and a corticosteroid.”
Running in the 1st at Churchill November 27, 3-year-old Night Candy suffered a “fracture, severe disruption of the soft tissue, and subluxation of the fetlock”; again, hauled away for out-of-sight euthanasia. He, too, had a history: His trainer attested to a “splint bone injury as a 2-year-old.” Furthermore, he had been vet listed for shockwave treatment in May. These poor, poor animals. This vile, vile industry.