King of Rock “Suffers Injury, Euthanized” at Gulfstream

King of Rock’s run in the 5th at Gulfstream yesterday, as succinctly relayed by the chartwriter: “King of Rock suffered an injury to the left front leg and was euthanized.” For this to be reported at Gulfstream, which is notoriously tight-lipped about these things, King must have been euthanized where he lay. Which means that after an on-“field” death that all – fans, staff, racers, etc. – saw, not a one, apparently, had the slightest compunction about continuing with the day’s festivities (in this case, five more races.) Vile. King of Rock was four; ’twas his 12th time under the whip.

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  1. KING OF ROCK died under multiple doping violator and multiple racehorse killer “Trainer” Mike Maker.
    Yet, they hand out a killing license to this Trainer every single year.
    Most racehorses who die on tracks die under “Trainers” who have a repeated record of killing racehorses.
    This is “safety” standards according to The Stronach Group.

    • Hi, Gina. Don’t you love how the Stronachs embraced that brilliant crisis management strategy of “emerging” from their repeated PR disasters by CHANGING THEIR NAME? Their genius marketing advisors must’ve told them to upgrade their decimated reputation with an asinine and unpronounceable corporate name like “1/ST.”

      So far, though, it looks like they’re killing off more racehorses than ever. So, like you, I’m gonna keep reminding everyone that they’re still The Stronach Group, of Santa Anita Death Track fame.

      But their new corporate motto can still be “Stronach: First (1/ST?) in Equicide”;)

  2. According to someone who was watching, the track announcer made no mention of King of Rock as he lay dying on the track……not one word. The race video was also quickly altered to not show his breakdown.This is one reason that horse racing continues to survive. The deception is astounding. It has to end!

    • You’re exactly right, Jo! The racing and Pari-Mutuel gambling industry is deceptive in more ways than one!

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