The 11th at Gulfstream yesterday was 2-year-old Deliziosa’s very first race. Here, according to the chartwriter, is how it unfolded: “Deliziosa was fractious in the gate, broke awkwardly, trailed inside, slammed into the rail multiple times [below] early on the backstretch [and] was pulled up.” Two years old. First race.

From the stewards at Turfway, over just five days of racing (Dec 22-31):

“The claim of Chimaev was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.” (first race)

“Elvis Just Elvis bled and required the horse ambulance.”

“The claim of Storm Risk was voided when horse bled.”

“The claim of Expect the Boss was voided when horse bled.”

“The claim of Blanket of Roses was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“Ten Rings was pulled up and required the horse ambulance.”

“The claim of Cruzin Tatum was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Aidanike was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

And vet “scratches” at Golden Gate, over just three days (Jan 6-8):

Di Laurian, injured
Canyon Crest, sick
Lakaya, sick
Tessa, injured
Absolute Scenes, unsound
Rolinga, sick
Airkita, sick
Big Newton, unsound
Zakkiyyah, sick
Phantom Drop, injured
Bold Talker, injured
Notch, sick
One Big Smile, fell on track

And others:
Early Release, claim voided, unsound
Vanisky, claim voided, lame
Good Time Dolly, “vanned off” after race

Today (2:37) at Parx, the soon-to-be-12-year-old King’s House will be put to the whip for the 110th time. Imagine the condition of this poor animal’s body, not to mention his mind (from being locked away in tiny stalls for years). Voice your outrage (not that it matters much, but in each of his past two races, both in PA, King’s finished last):

Parx Racing Office: 215-639-9000 (ext 3515 or option 2)
PA Racing Commission’s “Integrity Hotline”: 717-787-1942