In the 1st at Aqueduct Thursday, Sweet Mary Lou, says the chartwriter, “raced at the rear, suffered an injury” and was eventually “vanned off.” This kind of write-up – the “injury/vanned off” combo – almost always portends death. And indeed that is exactly what happened, although the Gaming Commission’s notification does leave an open question: “horse was pulled up…apparently injured…and vanned off; horse later died.” So, did Sweet just up and die, or was she euthanized? In the end, I suppose, it doesn’t really matter. Another young horse has been killed – the 74th at a NYRA track this year, 103rd at all NY tracks – for $2 bets. Vile.