The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that prior to the 7th at Del Mar yesterday, the filly Shesgotattitude “flipped over backwards, struck her head and needed to be euthanized by track veterinarians.” Dead, at two.
As always, Del Mar CEO Joe Harper was there to put things in proper perspective: “Something like this just can’t be explained. Horses can be skittish and, unfortunately, that might have been the cause.” In other words, don’t blame us, even if her “skittishness” may have had something to do with the fact that, as the paper relays, “Shesgotattitude had been flown in from Kentucky to run in the Sorrento.” The ever-shameless Harper added: “We’re saddened by the loss of any horse, but something like this is especially tough to take.” Really, Joe? This one – of the 10-15 Del Mar kills every year – “is especially tough to take”?
(The U-T also reports that Moreavino, who was “vanned off” after the 5th Thursday, “suffered a sesamoid fracture…had surgery Friday and track doctors were optimistic about her future.” As these surgeries end badly in more cases than not, the good bet is that the 5-year-old Moreavino simply disappears, never to be heard from again…)