The NYS Gaming Commission has disclosed the following deaths:
Eight days ago at Finger Lakes, 8-year-old Canadian Wish was “humanely euthanized – severe diarrhea, dehydration, endotoxemia.” This “non-racing” death, it should be noted, came just four days after the 62-start veteran finished second-to-last, 18+ lengths back in a $5,000 claiming race. Pablo Torres trained.
Sunday, 3-year-old Ghostof Gettysburg was euthanized for “severe colic and diarrhea” at Belmont. The James Toner-trained colt had yet to be raced. Toner had a similar racehorse death back in November (Keen Katana).
46 horses have died at NYS tracks so far this year. And the beat goes on…
The final footnote on the (Equibase) racing charts for Parx yesterday reads: “Due to many delays, the final race went off 20 minutes later than the scheduled post time.”
In the 3rd, 4-year-old Aces Are Wild “broke down in his left front and fell about fifty yards from the finish line and was humanely euthanized.” Dead.
In the 4th, 6-year-old Bully Song “clipped the heels of DIDN’T TAKE IT on the far turn and fell.” DNF. Condition undisclosed. Same race, 5-year-old Linda’s Last “was forced to take up sharply and alter course to avoid fallen rival.” DNF.
Before the 6th, 3-year-old Samurai Princess “FLIPPED AND RAN OFF FROM THE UNSADDLING AREA AND WAS ORDERED SCRATCHED BY THE STEWARDS.”
In the 7th, 5-year-old Light Weight “broke down near the top of the stretch and was vanned off.” Almost assuredly dead.
Good, clean family fun. This is horseracing.
Six weeks after finishing 5th in the Derby, and four weeks after a 6th in the Preakness, 3-year-old Danzig Moon is dead after breaking down yesterday at Woodbine. News, of course, due to the relative value of the animal. This is horseracing.
The California Horse Racing Board has disclosed the following deaths at Golden Gate:
3-year-old Ekatitude was euthanized four days after fracturing her shoulder in the 7th race on May 30. The filly was injured when, according to Equibase, she “tried to hurdle the rail.” She was being raced for just the 5th time. Her people: Frank Alvarado, Tim McCanna, Russell/Lois Bennett.
A day later, 6-year-old Lewkodonia was euthanized after breaking a leg in the 2nd race. The Stewards Minutes read: “LEWKODONIA, trained by Louis San Juan and ridden by Alejandro Gomez, was eased and dismounted at the 3/16 when the jockey felt the horse was in distress. Dr. Sporer diagnosed the mare unsound in the upper left hind at the scene and the horse was removed from the track in the horse ambulance. A later diagnosis at the Receiving Barn by the attending veterinarian stated the horse may have ruptured a femoral artery and was bleeding internally.”
This is horseracing.