As mentioned yesterday, Del Mar proudly bills itself the “safest track in America.” Well. The opening weekend of its much-anticipated “Fall Meet” has surely left the market department scrambling. Two days after 5-year-old Kazuhiko collapsed after a race and died, yesterday, Coast of Roan, six, did the same. Said (to Del Mar Times) the track’s chief vet: “He had a faint heartbeat when I reached him, but it was quickly gone.” Trainer Jeff Mullins added, “Devastating.”
This is horseracing.