Notes from the Delaware Park stewards:
On Jun 15, the claim (sale) of 4-year-old Addy’s Laddy T N T was voided by the vet because – “the horse bled through both nostrils.” Both nostrils. The chart, by the way, said nothing of this bleeding.
On Jun 17, 3-year-old Shackinthebox was scratched by the vet in the “post parade” because he was lame. Shack had been sold in his prior race, Apr 15 at Laurel. So, his new abusers – Damon Dilodovico, Amaren LLC – intended to race him lame, first time out.
Last Saturday, 4-year-old Maybe It’s Time brought up the rear, some 29 lengths back. He then proceeded to “collapse” on the way back to the barn. Although the stewards say that “after a few minutes of applying water, horse was able to get to his feet and walk off,” perhaps the jockey, Daniel Centeno, should have known/done something earlier?
Wednesday, 5-year-old Crownedcountcristo, like Shack above, was scratched in the post parade for lameness. This one may be even worse, for Crowned had just been raced ten days prior, finishing 18 lengths back. His abusers: Mario Serey Jr., Electric Rooster Racing.
And finally: While aboard 3-year-old Candy Coop Jun 17, jockey Raul Mena “struck horse with goggles when he lost his crop.” Yes, “struck horse with goggles when he lost his crop.” But hey, it worked: Candy finished 3rd and “won” $2,750 for Mena, trainer Greg Compton, et al.