Little Leo Killed at Charles Town, Bringing Carnage on U.S. Tracks to Three (Already) Yesterday

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.

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  1. Six horses killed every day is horrible and unacceptable! Since racing participants and gambling addicts only care about the money, they are not going to stop the INHUMANE TREATMENT of HORSES anytime soon. IF they cared about the horses, they would stop abusing them to death.
    The subsidies to horseracing that perpetuate THIS KILLING SHOW MUST BE STOPPED!

  2. Little Leo was horse #3. Viewing the replay, a horse was still running after the finish line without a rider. I could not tell which horse it was,but if it was the injured horse..how sad.

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