Over the past two days at Turf Paradise in Arizona, five – yes, five – horses have been ambulanced off the track: 4-year-old Movin’ On Bye, 6-year-old Bonita Redhead, 8-year-old Quality Line (just seven days after his previous race), 2-year-old Ingeniero (very first race), 7-year-old Tammy’s Window (41st race). It is highly likely that most, if not all, of these poor animals are dead as I write. (I will of course find out definitively.)
Also: This from the 4th at Tampa yesterday, as relayed by the chartwriter: “Elusive Road was fractious in the gate, showed brief speed, raced four-wide through
the first turn, was eased through the lane and vanned off.” I don’t know, but do you suppose he was “fractious in the gate” because he was already injured?
This is horseracing.