The 6th at Aqueduct yesterday: “Azaria suffered a catastrophic injury nearing the 3/8, buckling and losing the rider as a result, remained upright pulling herself up in distress, was attended to by veterinarian [and] euthanized on track.” Yes, she “pulled herself up in distress.” The chartwriter also added this crucial bit of information: “There was a Stewards’ Inquiry into the incident on the turn before the result was allowed to stand and the race declared official.” Well thank heavens for that. Azaria (below) was a baby (just two) and this was her very first time under the whip.
The day before on the Belmont training track, Town Square, says the Gaming Commission, “[suffered] multiple injuries after another horse collided with him…euthanized on the track.” Imagine that scene. Town, also, was just two years old.
This is the New York Racing Association. This is horseracing.