Through a FOIA request to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, I have confirmed the following death at Plainridge, the only commercial track left in the state. A couple notes: Plainridge, a harness track, is a racino, meaning it only exists because it is being propped up by subsidies. The MA Thoroughbred people have been desperately trying to resurrect flat racing since Suffolk Downs closed in 2019; we, along with local activists, have been able to beat them back each time (and will continue to do so).
Mouth Watering, Sep 13: “Mouth Watering was pacing in the 4th race at Plainridge. She sustained a severe comminuted fracture of P1 with varying sized fragments. She was treated with dormosedan and xylazine. Once the severity of the injury was assessed, she was euthanized with 100 mL of pentobarbital. She had been racing regularly at Plainridge and Saratoga Harness in NY.”