“Lame in the Post Parade”

From the stewards at Keeneland:

Oct 15:
“The claim [sale] of Derrick was voided when horse bled and was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Honor Gold was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Oct 18:
“Slam Dunk Sermon finished 7th and required the assistance of the horse ambulance.” (The chart, by the way, said nothing of this.)

Oct 21:
“The claim of Mac Daddy Too was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Kingmaker was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Bourbon Fever was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Oct 22:
“The claim of Koufax was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of My Best Day Ever was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

And finally, at Delaware Park Wednesday, 3-year-old Lucky James was “scratched” by the regulatory vet. Why? “Lame in the post parade.” Which means, of course, that his owner/trainer, James Frangella, had every intention of racing him – again, while lame.

This, too, is horseracing.

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  1. SLAM DUNK SERMON “lacked speed in the four to six path and made little impact.” In another part of the chart, it says “4-6p, no impact” so there is no indication that this gelding broke down to the point of needing the ambulance.
    This gelding has won several races and a lot of money as well. He is another example of the modus operandi of owners and trainers of Thoroughbred racehorses that there is no amount of money that a racehorse can win that gives the horse a retirement in a decent place with decent care that all horses deserve. Breakdowns in racehorses are inevitable at the hands of greedy people.

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