While true that Standardbreds do not die as often as their Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse cousins, they do still die. (Note: Life on the harness circuit is just as cruel and mean and, in fact, usually persists longer than the other forms, with the typical Standardbred’s servitude lasting up to ten years – and beyond; after the racing people have had their way, the abuse often continues under the heavy hand of groups like the Amish. Then, for many or most, those same slaughterhouses.) And die, in the most horrific of ways: In the 12th at Saratoga last night, Never Not Dancing suffered an “apparent broken neck” – an “accident,” they’re calling it. She was four years old.