Spy Story, says Equibase, “took bad steps then was vanned off” in the 4th at Aqueduct yesterday. We now know (Gaming Commission) that, no surprise, he is dead. Spy Story was two years old, and this was his very first race. He is the fourth horse to die at a New York Racing Association track in the first eight days of 2021. This, after 84 kills last year. And yet, NYRA still has the chutzpah to boast of “the best proven safety practices” in the industry. Vile.