Sky Writer in the 4th at Mahoning yesterday: “took a bad step pulling up near the eighth pole…euthanized on the track.” He was six; this was his 40th time under the whip. Complicit in the kill: owner Susan Yoder, trainer Lori Yoder, jockey Sonny Leon, Mahoning Valley, and anyone who wagered on any race run in America yesterday.
Also Friday, at Gulfstream, Rakasa “suffered a catastrophic injury past the wire” of the 9th. She is almost assuredly dead – at the pubescent age of three.
This is horseracing.