In the 4th at Thistledown yesterday, “Thechromeweknow pulled up in distress soon after the start and was euthanized.” Short, and right to the point. No matter that another fully sentient – intelligent, sensitive – being was killed, that’s just the way it goes, right? (The track announcer spewed the usual: “Something’s gone amiss for Thechromeweknow; Thechromeweknow has taken a bad step.”)
Thechrome was a 4-year-old cheap claimer (“For Sale” at $5,000 the day he died), a world away from his celebrated “father,” California Chrome.
This is horseracing.