Malibu Luna is dead after she “suffered a trauma falling” in the barn at Belmont Wednesday. She was three years old.
For those who may be newer to the site, here is our explanation on why a stall death, a so-called accident like the one above, is equal in every way that matters to one that occurs out on the track. It is fairly well known that roughly 620,000 soldiers died during the Civil War. But what many don’t know is that roughly two-thirds of those perished from disease. With that knowledge, when have you ever heard someone try to make the case that those deaths were in any way less significant, or more to the point, could somehow be disassociated from the war itself? Doesn’t happen – nor, obviously, should it. Time, place, and circumstances matter. Same here: Every death in horseracing is by horseracing. And that’s that.