Genetic Gem in the 10th at Aqueduct yesterday (her very first time under the whip):
“Genetic Gem broke out at the start bumping Starship Rogue and stumbled awkwardly losing the rider and suffering an injury freezing her hind end and standing prone and was attended to by veterinarian and euthanized on track.”
One would think that a dead “athlete” on the “field” would be fairly earthshattering. One would be wrong. Here’s what rates for the racers and players (hardened bettors): “There was a Stewards’ inquiry into the start focusing on GENETIC GEM prior to the result standing and the race being declared official.” “Official,” as in payouts locked in.