I have been doing this for nine years now, but I believe I’ve encountered a first with the racing at Ruidoso (New Mexico) yesterday. In a day of “trials” for 2-year-olds, in addition to multiple “bumped repeatedly,” “bumped both sides,” and “bumped hard,” five – five – of the babies were “vanned off” (read: better than even chance of dead):
Eye Caramba, born Mar 23, 2020
Mr C Jess Curves, born Jan 25, 2020
Friday Night Fire, born Apr 25, 2020
Fly Back With Joy, born Feb 22, 2020
Ghost Witha Fire, born Feb 5, 2020
In a word, unconscionable. We will follow up with the racing commission Monday.