According to the chart for the 7th at Turf yesterday, Circus Ride was “scratched” at or in the gate. Sounds relatively innocuous, but what this usually means is the horse was injured either being forced into, or after being forced into, the starting gate. And that’s what happened here, and the outcome is as expected. Through a trusted source at the track, I have confirmed that Circus is dead following the events (I don’t know specific injury yet) in the gate. Circus was almost nine; he had been raced 71 times.