In the 1st race at Gulfstream yesterday, Chef Menteur, said the chartwriter, “suffered a catastrophic injury nearing the far turn, pulled up shortly after, and was euthanized.” He was three years old, and this was his 17th time under the whip.
A Collision Kill at Laurel Today
Lady Macho is dead after going down in the 2nd at Laurel this afternoon. She was six; this was her 52nd time under the whip. Poor, poor girl. In that same race, Sheknowsthedrill “struck [her] foe” (Lady, that is) and also went down. No word yet on her status. The Daily Racing Form’s Dan Illman called it a “spill.” He is abhorrent.
Two More Belated Kills for Aqueduct
Earlier this month, I posted about seven horses who were inexplicably added to the NYS Gaming Commission’s death database months after the fact. This year, weeks have been going by without any listings – both in deaths and injuries – even while I know horses have been “vanned off.” Clearly, something’s going on in the Commission office. (I am making inquiries.) All this is to say, I have two more belated updates.
Slow Down Summer, a “vanned off in distress” after the 4th at Aqueduct Jan 28, is indeed dead. She was two. Also dead: Amman, “sustained injury to right foreleg” in the 9th at Aqueduct Feb 26. He had just turned three. And that’s that.
From “Acting Up” in the Gate to Being Killed on the Track
Shy Bella in the 5th at Charles Town last night: “fell nearing the 1/2 pole…euthanized on the track.” She was three years old. You’ll note in the video that according to the announcer, she was “acting up” in the gate – “acting up,” that is, before dying. Vile.