A world away from the intense spotlight at Churchill Downs – scene of 7 kills in 10 days, including 2 on Derby Day – another racehorse died last night. But this one was cheap, and she died at a cheap track. Accordingly, her death has been utterly ignored by the media, racing and mainstream alike. In fact, it will only be acknowledged here. How sad.
At Mountaineer, says the chartwriter, Mon Paradis “was injured past the wire and euthanized on the track.” She was five years old; this was her 26th time under the whip. She was also “For Sale” the day she died. This, not the dog and pony show Saturday, is horseracing – everyday cruel, ever abusive, grind-em-up-and-spit-em-out horseracing.