The full chart writeup for Merci Road in the 7th at Charles Town last night: “bumped leaving the gate then gave chase, came through the turn five wide, fell with a fatal injury past the eighth pole and had to be euthanized on the track.” And that’s that. She was four years old; ’twas her 10th time under the whip. Here is how it looked:
The monsters of horse racing were out in force yesterday. God help the poor horses!
I’m so sorry, Merci Road! We see you, we know, you mattered and we ARE TRYING.
Thank you Joy. It NEEDS to be said.