In addition to the millions of turkeys slaughtered for yesterday’s national day of thanks, there were at least two horses murdered for gambling. In the 4th at Laurel, Manicomio “fell when sustaining a catastrophic injury…then was euthanized on the track and vanned off.” (Question for chartwriter: Was the “vanned off” part necessary?) As is Maryland Racing’s wont, the kill was completely excised from its official YouTube channel. Manicomio was five.
A few hours later, Raised Wrong was felled in the 2nd at Charles Town – “fatally injured…euthanized on the track.” She was three. This one was particularly horrific as three other horses also went down (all supposedly okay, but we’ll see). At both Laurel and CT, the “Winner’s Circle” celebration went on, proving, yet again, that these racing people are, at a minimum, callous.