Freezing Point was killed at Churchill May 6, Derby Day. Here are the details from the Racing Commission: “This colt pulled up with an injury to his left forelimb. The colt was sedated, a Kimzey splint applied, and [he] was loaded onto the horse ambulance. After consultation between the private vet, the trainer, and the owner, the horse was euthanized – [multiple] fractures, complete ligament rupture, [multiple] tendon tears.”
Also, the following happened at Harrington yesterday. Unbelievably (or not), with both horse and driver lying prone in the dirt, the race continued. Even the apologists were outraged. Ed DeRosa of Horse Racing Nation: “This is disgusting. How am I supposed to say we care about the animal when this is going on. Reprehensible.” I won’t know the fate of the horse, 6-year-old Tru Lou, until my FOIA.