Moriah Dance is dead after breaking down while training at Belmont Thursday. She was two years old and had yet to be raced. Also, Clear the Deck was injured training at Saratoga Sep 10 and subsequently euthanized at a hospital. He, too, was just two; he had been raced four times, twice during the just-concluded Saratoga meet.
This morning at Finger Lakes, reports the Gaming Commission, Open Book suffered multiple fractures while training and was euthanized. He was nine years old.
This is horseracing.
Goneghost in the 2nd at Fairmount yesterday: “Goneghost began to yield leaving the bend, fell into the lane and was humanely euthanized.” He was nine years old – geriatric for racehorses; prime of life for free horses – and this was his 41st time under the whip. He was also “For Sale” (cheap) the day he died. This poor, poor boy.