Two kills confirmed by the NYS Gaming Commission yesterday – one belatedly:
Shutters, the Commission says, was “found down in stall” at Saratoga Tuesday and “died before vet could arrive.” He was five years old and was coming off a timed workout at that same track five days prior. This makes 16 kills at Saratoga this summer – officially one more than its historical average. But fret not, for NYRA says things are getting better.
Uragano “developed laminitis” Jul 27 and was “euthanized due to his sickness” at Belmont Aug 18. He was four and had been put to the whip 11 times, most recently Jun 24.