New York has been commended for having the first (2009; since joined by California) public database on racehorse deaths. And I suppose that’s fair. Still, for the most part, detail is sorely lacking. Consider this from the Gaming Commission today:
“Tri Saint Lorenzo [stabled at Belmont] was walked to Ruffian [hospital], where he was euthanized due to his condition.”
His condition? Your guess is as good as mine. I do know that the 5-year-old had just been “worked out” (trained) three days ago. In any event, chalk up another kill for the super-proud-of-its-safety-record New York Racing Association – #51 on the year.