More details on some of the 2021 deceased I reported on…
Sisters Cartel was raced for the very first time on Mar 6 of last year at Louisiana Downs. Born on Apr 2, 2019, that made him technically just a year old that day. That race would also be his last: “comminuted pelvic fracture with lacerated/severed muscle.” The FOIA document noted that Sisters was not euthanized – he just died. With the severed muscle, we can presume he bled out. Again, at one, just a baby.
Three Amigos was euthanized on Sep 29 at Arlington. He was four years old. Here is why he was euthanized: “The horse had chronic, severe degenerative osteoarthritis in the left carpus; no rescue would accept [him].” Again, four years old.
Sir Longwood “pulled up lame” in the 2nd at Charles Town Oct 27 with, according to the FOIA, multiple fractures in his LF. Given that he was a 6-year-old gelding “claimer,” and a cheap one at that (he was “For Sale” at $5,000 that day), there wouldn’t have been a whole lot of incentive to keep him alive. And indeed, his exploiters (Joseph Pyke et al.) did eventually have him killed – six days later. Yes, that’s right, this poor horse was made to suffer with multiple fractures for six days. Vile.