Wednesday, says the CHRB, Music Babe, seven, died while training at Golden Gate – “sudden death,” they’re calling it. Next day, same track, Snazzy Cazzy perished – again, “sudden death.” Snazzy was just three. This makes 14 dead horses at the Stronach-owned Golden Gate this year. The writing is on the wall, Belinda. Close this death camp and sell. Get out while your reputation is still intact.
The 4th at Penn yesterday: “BIG CYPRESS made a run to the front when he suffered catastrophic injuries to both front legs and fell.” Watch how jockey Ricardo Chiappe gives the 3-year-old Cypress a hard whack right before he snaps both front legs:
Deaths just disclosed by the NYS Gaming Commission:
Lady Sansa, Belmont, original injury April 28: “fetlock injury sustained while training 4/28; surgery performed 4/29; developed laminitis post-op, euthanized due to poor prognosis.” She was three years old and was an import from Ireland.
Teardown This Wall, Buffalo, May 30: “developed colic, unresponsive to medical treatment; euthanized due to poor prognosis.” He was five years old.
Micromillion, Belmont, June 3: “colic, subsequently euthanized due to poor prognosis.” She was four years old and was coming off a training session the day prior.
This brings the 2021 NY Death Toll to 44. That’s 44 fully sentient beings sacrificed for gambling. America, are we not better than this?
Woodbury, in the 2nd at Parx yesterday: “WOODBURY vied for the lead outside, suffered a catastrophic injury while dueling near the eighth pole and was subsequently euthanized.” He was five years old; ’twas his 32nd time under the whip.