Blame It On Mary is dead after breaking down in the 3rd race at Saratoga this afternoon. She was five years old, and this was her 23rd time under the whip.
As an aside: As is his (disgusting) wont, the Saratoga chartwriter included this in his notes: “Blame It On Mary…was injured…and was immediately placed to a firm protective hold and expertly pulled up….” As if the complicit jockey – Luis Saez – somehow deserves accolades. Imagine that. Also complicit: breeder/owner J and M Racing, trainer Edward Barker. This is the 4th (confirmed) kill at stately Saratoga so far.