Nicos Clave 7 is dead after falling in the 1st at Turf Wednesday. A witness says it was particularly horrific, which of course explains why the cowards at Turf struck the replay. Nicos was two; ’twas his third time under the whip.
This is horseracing.
Dead in NY: Cut the Check, Tuesday – euthanized for a “lung disease.” She had just turned three and was most recently raced (her very first) at Aqueduct in January. Same day, Hexotique was euthanized for an unspecified fracture. She, too, was three years old, but she had yet to be raced. This makes 1,762 dead horses at NYS tracks since they began making this type of information available in 2009.
4-year-old Forth has been confirmed dead (DRF) after falling in the 5th at Laurel yesterday. He is the third kill on U.S. tracks Saturday – that’s confirmed, and that’s just racing (not including training/stall). Welcome to HISA “safety,” America.
In the $250,000 Latonia Stakes at Turfway yesterday, Vezpa “went wrong” and was subsequently “vanned off.” That, many of you surely know, is the Kentucky chartwriters’ go-to euphemism for dead. And indeed the six-year-old from Brazil is.
Killing its “athletes” every day – this is horseracing.