5-Year-Old “Collapses and Dies” at Finger Lakes

According to the Gaming Commission, Inhonorofowenjr “collapsed and died” immediately after the 6th at Finger Lakes yesterday. As a final ignominy, the 5-year-old (“collapsed and died”) was also “For Sale” (cheap: $5,000) just before dying.

This is horseracing.

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  1. does the owner get $5,000 from insurance to make up for the deal since he had a salabl rhorse and the horse died. is this an insurance scam that goes on?

      • True, but her loving connections, Katherine and James Wright, still got to collect their lousy $189 bucks for forcing her to run (literally) DEAD last.
        So good for the happy couple! (Maybe they’ll use that money to buy themselves a conscience.)

    • Since Finger Lakes is a low level racino racetrack with low level owners and low level trainers, it is highly unlikely that they would be willing to pay insurance premiums on a horse that they plan on racing to death anyway. They can make a few bucks here and a few bucks there by forcing their horses to run in races. The purse money is distributed to all of the horses that are entered and start in racino claiming races, as far as I know. I’m not 100% sure if they get paid the same payout if their horse doesn’t finish. Who knows how many of these low level owners and low level trainers place bets on horses at Finger Lakes?

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