The 6th at Aqueduct yesterday, according to the chart: “Perfect Senorita suffered a catastrophic injury to her left foreleg at the 3/16 and fell…euthanized on the course.” The replay, of course, has been expunged from NYRA’s website, but a reader sent this:
For NYRA, which never misses an opportunity to boast of its state-of-the-art safety protocols, this is kill 53 (that they’ve admitted to) on the year. Perfect was three years old, and this was her fourth ever race. In her most recent one, at Belmont in May, she finished last, some 37 lengths back. Her exploiters: Alex Kazdan, Norman Follett.
Also, this Facebook post last night from owner Matt Kwiatkowski: “Nobody Listens had an unforeseen and unpreventable trailer accident resulting in us losing him. We love and cherish every moment that we shared with him. The ride Nobody Listens took us on was the greatest we have ever been on. Our hearts are broken as we share this tragic news.”
For context on those broken hearts, consider this: Nobody was coming off a stakes win at Parx the day before (Saturday). Take home for his exploiters, including, obviously, Mr. Kwiatkowski: $132,000.