The 3rd at Delta yesterday, in the pithy telling of the chartwriter: “Frank Leroy raced near the back, pulled up down the backside and was euthanized.” Frank was three; ’twas his third time under the whip. Of note, in his two other races, Frank finished 17 lengths back each time. Complicit in the kill: owners/breeders Barney (who tripled as trainer) and Regina Core; jockey Kevin Smith; Delta owner Boyd Gaming; and anyone who wagered on or attended any U.S. horse race yesterday.
Also yesterday: In the 8th at Charles Town, Bahama Breeze was said to have “collapsed” after being unsaddled – this after “showing no response through the backstretch [and being] eased,” some 74 lengths behind the pack. Bahama, I presume, is dead (I of course will confirm). She was (is) three, the same age as Medina Spirit, though given that no one in the press will cover this – cheap horse, cheap track – it might as well have happened on a different planet.