A couple miscellaneous notes from PA:
At Parx Wednesday, Grit’n’grind, says the chart, “injured himself in the starting gate and was ordered a late scratch.” To be clear, not the industry’s fault – he “injured himself.” Grit, by the way, is 10, and this would have been his 85th race. He also, had he raced, would have been “For Sale” at the bargain-bin price of $5,000. Current exploiter/abuser: J. Guadalupe Guerrero.
At Penn last night, 3-year-old Our Ronny Alan “slammed hard” into another horse (Lookin Back Lucky), finished the race – though 33+ lengths back – and then was reported to have “bled.” Bled from the nostrils, that is. Pulmonary hemorrhage, that is.