Solo Story is dead after snapping a leg while training at Tioga Downs Friday. The 8-year-old was euthanized where he lay.
When it comes to racehorse deaths, the focus has always been on Thoroughbreds, and to a lesser extent, Quarterhorses. The Standardbreds always seem to get lost in the shuffle. And that is sad, for while they don’t break down as often as their cousins – different body type, different kind of racing – they do indeed die out there (and, of course, back in their stalls and at the slaughterhouse). In NY alone, this is the seventh on-track kill at a harness track this year; including stall deaths, the tally is 11.