Here is how BloodHorse opened its article on the death of Tom’s Ready:
“Tom’s Ready, a 10-year-old multiple graded-stakes winner and millionaire, was euthanized Oct. 30 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington due to complications following colic surgery, according to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm where the stallion had lived since 2020.
“The dark bay son of More Than Ready was donated to Old Friends courtesy of Gayle Benson of GMB Racing after being pensioned from stud duty. He arrived at the Georgetown, Ky., farm Nov. 23, 2020, and enjoyed three years of retirement.”
“pensioned from stud duty”
“enjoyed three years of retirement”
Vile. Vile. Vile.
While Tom’s, who was last raced in 2017, will not make our lists, make no mistake this poor boy was an industry casualty. (Old Friends, by the way, is fully accredited by, and thus in cahoots with, the disgusting Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.)