In a steeplechase race at Saratoga Wednesday, French Light “hit a fence” then “came under strong urging” (you can guess what that means) and eventually “was vanned off in distress after the race.” According to French’s trainer, Keri Brion, he “only” suffered ligament damage and is to be retired. Brion, though, also tweeted this:
He bled from his lungs – at the worst level – and it’s just “unfortunate,” “not your day”? How do you sleep at night, Ms. Brion? Incidentally, the Iranistan bleed was not disclosed on the chart, but another horse, Pistol Whipped, had this note: “struggled…faltered, was vanned off [and] reported to have bled.” Helluva race, huh?