From the Kentucky Racing Commission, Ellis Park, Aug 19: “Indigo Miss suffered a postrace heatstroke and required the assistance of the horse ambulance. The filly, who had been chosen as the postrace special, had a blood sample drawn and was excused from the test barn.” How magnanimous, huh? No word yet on her status.
Also at Ellis: On Aug 14, Spare Cash was scratched after being “injured in the paddock.” In the same race Aug 21, “claims” on both Maysville Miss and No Comment were voided when the horses were placed on the Vet’s List. Next race, Airbiz, two and under the whip for the very first time, “pulled up lame and was vanned off.” And finally, two races later, Master Game “was injured in the starting gate.”
This, every day, is horseracing.