The 2nd at Belmont this afternoon was 8-year-old Playthatfunnymusic’s 48th “career” race. It was also his last: “advanced under coaxing from the three-eighths, bobbled three wide at the quarter pole, suffered a catastrophic injury to the left front and was protected and pulled up…and was euthanized on track.”
Good thing he was “protected,” huh?
For Belmont, one of America’s premier racetracks, this makes 21 dead horses since the first of the year. This, after 53 kills last year. Reform is a ruse, safe racing a lie. Horseracing kills horses, always has, always will.