Santa Anita, so proud of its recent (but highly dubious) “safety” record, has notched two kills in two days. Pray for My Owner collapsed immediately after the 7th race Friday – “sudden death.” She was just four years old, still an adolescent. Yesterday morning, Barraza went down while training. This one garnered attention in the racing press: Barraza, also four, was a multiple stakes winner and “earner” of $260,000. Said (to DRF) trainer Vladimir Cerin: “He was a really cool horse.” Now, next widget up.
This is horseracing.