Little Leo in the 8th at Charles Town last night: “Little Leo settled back saving ground the first turn, bid leaving the seven-sixteenths pole and steadily progressed at the rail on the far turn, threatened and took a slim brief lead mid-stretch, but suffered a fatal injury in the final strides and had to be euthanized on the track.” Dead. The good news for his people (the Dennisons, Mark Shanley), however, is Leo finished 2nd, “winning” $1,734 in the process. Nice payday on the way out, huh? Leo was seven, and had been pounded on U.S. tracks since May 2017 – 45 turns under the whip in all.
My work indicates that almost six horses are killed racing or training across America every day. Yesterday, we have already (before FOIA requests) identified three: Holdfast (Golden Gate), Baltimore Bucko (Belmont), Little Leo. For $2 bets. Awake, America.