Through a FOIA request to the North Dakota Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following racing kill at Chippewa Downs last June 19. (Please note: North Dakota is among the lightest of racing states, with but 16 live-racing days last year.)
Classy Cay – “stumbled, collapsed – fractured both front legs” (The report also noted that one of her shoes came off in the fall.)
The race chart, by the way, simply said, “failed to finish.” Yeah, kind of hard to finish with two broken legs. This was Classy’s second ever race; the first, just two weeks prior, was also a “did not finish.” That time, though, she wasn’t dead yet. The owner/trainer team for both races: CJ Mann, Cotey Wilson.