This for Bank On Belle at Belmont last Friday, according to the Gaming Commission: “horse sustained an injury while breezing…euthanized.” She was but two years old and was coming off her first race. Chief exploiter: Rudy Rodriguez.
This for 3-year-old Holding Au Pair at Aqueduct: “After race [Sunday] horse flipped over in receiving barn…ambulanced to Cornell…euthanized.” Chief exploiter: Randi Persaud.
For the New York Racing Association (Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga), these are kills 55 and 56 on the year. Reform is a ruse, safe racing a lie. Horseracing kills. Full stop.