As fully expected, Goin to the Show, a “took a bad step, went wrong, vanned off” at Keeneland six days ago, is dead – “catastrophic injury to right foreleg,” says the Racing Commission, “humanely euthanized.” He was five days shy of turning four. But all was not lost for Goin’s exploiters – Michael Puhich, Mark DeDomenico, et al. – for in crossing the wire, Goin won them $863 on his way out the door.
The Commission also disclosed the following:
Apr 13: “The claim [sale] of [2-year-old] Goodbetterbest was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List while in test barn.”
Apr 14: 4-year-old Close Knit “finished last and suffered a post-race heatstroke, requiring treatment from vets.” No word on how that treatment went.
Apr 15: “The claim of [3-year-old] Please Be Kind was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List while in test barn.”
Apr 15: “Emperor’s Appeal hit the front door of the starting gate and popped it open, but the assistant starter held the horse in place.” The 3-year-old was raced anyway, finishing 10th. The chart, by the way, said that he “was a bit reluctant to load.”
Apr 15: Same race as above, 3-year-old Myredwhiteandblue finished but then “required the horse ambulance – injury to left foreleg, released to the care of private vet.” (The chart said absolutely nothing about injury or ambulance.)
Apr 15: One race after above, 3-year-old Oldest Sister also finished but then “required the horse ambulance – injury to left foreleg, released to the care of private vet.”
And finally, the Commission reports that trainer Aveory Faircloth has been suspended for “possession of contraband.” Nothing on for what or how long.