Red Cash, six, is dead after breaking down in the 3rd at Saratoga Harness yesterday. The Gaming Commission also reports that Rule the City was euthanized at Belmont “after becoming endotoxic following surgery.” Presumably, said surgery had something to do with the 3-year-old’s lone start (Belmont) back in July – “eased, DNF.” To date, 96 racehorses have perished at New York tracks in 2017. Wondering if that fun fact will make it into Empire State tourist materials anytime soon.

I have confirmed (Delaware Racing Commission) that Kidron, a “clipped heels, fell, vanned off” in the 7th at Delaware Wednesday, is dead – “humanely euthanized” back in the barn. Kidron was five years old and under the whip for the 8th time.

The (Equibase) line for 3-year-old Ouray in the 4th yesterday at Thistledown: “injured after the wire…euthanized.”

From the NYS Gaming Commission, Belmont, September 23: 2-year-old Al’s Nightmare “suffered a fracture to his left front breezing…euthanized.”

Also from NY, prior to the 10th last night at Batavia, 8-year-old Scootin Bay “came off track after warmup – collapsed in paddock area” – dead.

This is horseracing.