The chart note for Sip’n Dip in the 6th race at Monmouth Friday was ominous: “Sip’n Dip was in tight quarters nearing the first turn, then hit the rail, stumbled badly and fell, [and was] vanned off.” And ominous it was. After quite some effort, I was finally able to confirm that the 4-year-old filly is indeed dead. Of note: Sip’s two most recent (finished) races were last, last – a combined 52 lengths back. Complicit in her death: owner Kingdom Racing, trainer John McAllen.
“Sip’n Dip has lost the rider….” – cut to the Winner’s Circle!