Yesterday, from the Equibase charts:
In the 8th at Mahoning, Rum Chaser “pulled up [and] collapsed on the track.” It’s a safe bet he’s dead (I will of course follow up). In his (only) 3 previous races, the 2-year-old finished a combined 50 lengths back. His “connections”: Robert and Marion Gorham.
Prior to the 5th at Tampa, Roaring River was “a bit reluctant to load [and] restless in the gate.” Still, he was raced – in fact “urged [whipped] to a position just off the pacesetter” – before “an awkward step” landed him in the ambulance.
And finally, Glacier Express, eight, “flipped in the paddock, injuring himself” – yeah, he injured himself – and was “scratched” prior to the 9th at Parx.
This is horseracing.