In the 6th at Finger Lakes this afternoon, Trinity Titoli, says the chartwriter, was “in distress” and subsequently “vanned off.” Not the whole story, of course. In fact, the 3-year-old filly suffered a catastrophic fracture and was euthanized then and there, on the track. She is the 15th kill at Finger Lakes this year – and second in three days.
This is horseracing.
And it the same trainer/jockey combo- Jeremiah Engelhart and Andre Worrie – that killed Golani Brigade there 2 days ago.
Exactly thanks for posting.
The entire Engelhart family are serial racehorse killers with many racehorses dying under suspicious circumstances that could be related to insurance payouts.
Repeat offenders who get handed a Trainer’s License every year.
It’s like handing a repeat drunk driver the car keys.
You know that it’s not a question of “if,” but only a matter of “when” they kill again.
Finger Lakes is being solely propped up by subsidies and it would have shut down years ago had they not gotten these handouts.
Ewwww, an Englehart again! Gross.
But this kill (well, THESE kills) just goes to prove what Patrick’s been saying along: No matter which Death Track is observed, no matter what “safety” measures they might claim to implement, no matter who the horse-mangling connections are, no matter how many days their “fatality-free” streak might last, they ALL and always, always, always eventually revert back to killing roughly the same number of horses year-in and year-out. Only thing that really changes is the size of the equine victim population, which trends downward — meaning the Death Rate is either static, or RISING.
Safe to say that (the humorously-named) HISA has got its hands full in trying to show any kind of “decrease” in racehorse deaths.
The racing insiders and the racing outsiders who have been nominated to the various committees by the blue ribbon nominating committee can only pretend to slow the rate of killings down and attempt to make it magically appear to be down. It’s a no-brainer that the killings of racehorses will not stop.
It reminds me of the shell game because of the way some racing insiders are using the loophole of whisking seriously injured horses off of the racetrack and supposedly operated on to allegedly save the horses lives only for many horses to be missing and unaccounted for. I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect that the majority of these missing horses are dead.