Cyclone Slew, a “vanned off” in the 1st at Golden Gate Friday, has been confirmed dead (CHRB). Cyclone was four, and this was her 13th time under the whip. Her “connections” – primarily Roger and Shirley Hansen – also had her “For Sale” at the bargain-bin price of $4,000 the day she died. Love ’em like family.

This is horseracing.

Pistachio Princess, four, suffered what the CHRB is calling “sudden death” at Los Alamitos yesterday. While they’re filing it as non-track-related, Pistachio had a timed workout Saturday. No matter, it’s an industry kill either way.

Also, and belatedly, the CHRB says Dub Town succumbed to colic last Wednesday at Golden Gate. He was six years old and had been put to the whip 29 times.