At Northfield Park (harness) yesterday, a horse got loose after the 2nd race and drowned in the infield pond. Yes, drowned in the pond. Imagine the horror of that scene. Shockingly (as this almost never happens), track officials canceled the remaining races. While I do not have a firm confirmation yet, I believe the horse was 2-year-old Alfred Hanover. That poor, poor baby.
(Clarity note: Morally, there is not a whit of difference between this death and the death of Heavy Handed Hanna (the dangling leg) at Buffalo Friday. All deaths in horseracing are by horseracing. Full stop.)