In keeping with its recent history, the NYS Gaming Commission has belatedly disclosed a death. American Boy N, says the “report,” “was discovered with comminuted fracture in [his] stall” at Monticello Apr 29 and subsequently euthanized. He was 12 years old. Which goes to underscore again that while Standardbreds do not break down with the same frequency as their Thoroughbred/Quarterhorse cousins, their length of servitude – and thus physical and mental abuse – is typically far longer. That poor boy.