Last week, I reported on Justourluck taking a horrible – aren’t they all, though? – fall at Belterra. Here it is again:
I have been able to confirm (Ohio Racing Commission) that the 3-year-old is indeed dead. Shocking, huh? Anyhow, here is a video posted by breeder/owner Burch Farm. Apparently, this took place right before Justourluck’s very first race, at Turfway back in January. Keep in mind – while watching the yanking and jerking – that this poor, scared animal was just two at the time. A baby. And now we know he had but four months to live. Get out of the weeds on Bob Baffert, America. Horseracing is fundamentally cruel. It cannot be fixed or reformed. It must end.