Mox Nix was bred back in May 2013. He was first raced three years later, at Belterra Sep 9, 2016, by owner/trainer Robert Bennett. Bennett raced him three more times that year, all in Ohio. Except for a second-place finish in October, Mox was not particularly “successful,” with a second-to-last, 32+ lengths back in his final race, on Halloween. Or, what appeared to be his final race.
Yesterday – after almost five years away from the track – Bennett inexplicably and unconscionably brought the now 8-year-old back. And guess what? He’s dead, having broken down in the 8th at Belterra. While it goes without saying that Robert Bennett is despicable, there is plenty of blame to go around. Where, pray tell, was the racing secretary? The stewards? The track vets? Nowhere, of course – not a one willing to step up for this poor animal. For shame, to you all.