3-Year-Old Summer Nitro Killed at Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes chartwriter says Summer Nitro “appeared in distress” and was “pulled up” in the 4th race yesterday. Nothing else to report. Summer, in fact, was euthanized where she lay – on the track, that is. This, of course, is nothing new for Finger Lakes, which deceives with the best of them. The fatal blow, says the Gaming Commission, was a “severe tendon injury to the rear right limb.” Summer was just three years old. She was also “For Sale” (cheap: $5,000) the day she died.

This is horseracing.

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  1. The idea that you can run horses as fast as they can go and start them out as yearlings and two-year-olds is a flawed system. This is not something that can be fixed. It will always be a flawed system. Horseracing needs to be recognized by law as the Animal Cruelty that horseracing was to start with, is now, and will always be.

  2. RIP Summer Nitro.
    You were trapped in the downward spiral of cruelty in the nefarious racing business.
    Summer Nitro’s future was to be one of abuse culminating in death at the track or the slaughterhouse.
     I believe the horses put to death early in their “careers” at the track are the “lucky” ones considering what they face the longer they withstand the cruelty…

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