As the New York Racing Association desperately tries to generate interest – Rich Strike here, Rich Strike there – in next Saturday’s relatively insipid Belmont Stakes, its host track keeps on killing. Yesterday, Gold Panda, four, was felled while training. He is the 26th – 26th – kill at Belmont this year – a year, we note, that has more than a half to go. (Of course, Belmont has averaged 50 kills over the past three years, so…)
Relatedly, HW will be hosting a massive protest at the Stakes, with guaranteed media. Please, if you’re within striking distance, join us. Strength in numbers.