The 4th at Charles Town last night: “Cryptoblue fell over Ask Me How Iknow nearing the five sixteenths pole…the latter suffered a fatal injury and had to be euthanized on the track.” (I will update on Crypto as information comes in.)
Before taking a look, consider this: If there were another sport – a real sport – in which athletes were dying regularly (my work indicates almost six horses are killed racing or training across America every day), how do you suppose that sport would handle those deaths? Do you think that after the body was removed, the day’s action would continue? Worse, can you imagine a celebration for the winner while his dying compatriot lay prostrate on the field? It is sick beyond words.