Hair of the Dog Killed at Charles Town Last Night

The 4th at Charles Town last night: “Hair of the Dog was pulled up with a fatal injury leaving the turn and was euthanized on the track.” He was six; this was his 35th time under the whip. He was also “For Sale” – cheap: $4,500 – just moments before he died.

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  1. Gotta give bonus points for honesty to fabulous, glamorous Hollywood Racing in Charles Town, West Virginia. Every other track makes it a priority to van off their mangled victims before they kill them. But not Charles Town — they’ve got nothing to hide. I’m not even sure they HAVE an “equine ambulance.”
    Let’s face it: Horseplayers and racing fans don’t care one way or the other about equine survival. If they did, they’d have walked away (well, run, screaming in horror) decades ago. So why should any track conceal their kills behind the Vanned-Off label? Instead, they should all follow Charles Town’s lead, and embrace all that industry “transparency.” You know, like HISA encourages them to do;)

  2. It appears evident that these low-level racing people would rather kill horses than keep them healthy and happy, but still, it isn’t clear from this video exactly what the injury to the horse was. I don’t see anything dangling. I don’t see the horse falling down.
    HAIR OF THE DOG was born on February 11, 2017 and was raced 35 times according to his information on Equibase.
    The chartwriter failed to disclose what the injury to the horse was, but says that the horse was pulled up and euthanized on the track.

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