The CHRB reports that Johneedwnthestreet died at Golden Gate Saturday – “neurological,” they’re calling it. The 3-year-old had been raced eight times, most recently September 9 at this same track.
At Delaware Park Friday, Mr Fantasy “broke down past the finish” (for those who may be new to the site, “broke down” almost always means dead). The reason this was noteworthy and made the Stewards Report is that the 4-year-old was “claimed” – bought, that is – immediately prior to the race, and purchasing trainer Kevin Patterson “checked the box saying he wanted the horse no matter if unsound or put on the Vets List.” Pity for Mr. Patterson and the owners he represents.
This is horseracing.