The CHRB has disclosed the death (colic) of Party Town Friday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old had been raced 11 times, and had a timed workout just six days before dying.
In other news, the Ohio Racing Commission says that trainer/driver Keith Kash Jr. whipped his horse, Warrawee Whynot, “after it refused the starting gate” at Northfield December 13. (Ultimately, the horse was “scratched.”) Their ruling: “Mr. Kash is hereby fined $500 [but] the penalty will be reduced to $300 if not appealed.” On December 14 (yes, the next day), Kash ran Warrawee at that same track: “DNF.”
This is horseracing.