A day after Sea John’s Spirit perished at Santa Anita, another horse fell at that venerable California track. In yesterday’s 3rd, 4-year-old Hugh Knew broke down and, according to the DRF, was euthanized for her injuries. Her people: Gary Stevens, Eddie Truman, Roger Featherston, Tom Miller, Gary Wood, Louis Giordano, Alex Venneri, Marjorie Dye, et al.
WHAS (Louisville) reports that 3-year-old Mariano Intheninth “broke its leg and had to be euthanized” in the 6th yesterday at Churchill. WHAS, of course, was not really covering the death of a cheap (still a maiden claimer) horse; what makes this newsworthy is a dinged up jockey who took a precautionary trip to the hospital. By the way, Equibase had Mariano as but “pulled up, vanned off.” The dead horse’s people: Jesus Castanon, Brad Cox, Double Dip Stables, Extern Developments.
The Daily Racing Form reports that 7-year-old Sea John’s Spirit was euthanized after breaking down in the 4th at Santa Anita yesterday. Curiously (because she was 7), this was only her 12th race; she was inactive from May ’14 to April of this year. In that return race on April 3, Sea John finished last, 19 lengths back. Now – dead. Her people: Joseph Talamo, Ronald Ellis, Pete Fer, Peter M. Fer.
The NYS Gaming Commission reports that Big Sky Paradise is dead from a race injury suffered at Monticello May 28. The note reads: “broke at gate – again after 1st turn – stopped – returned to paddock – vet exam revealed LF tendon severed by rear foot/shoe after contact & owner approval-decision made to euthanize.” “Tendon severed by rear foot.” This is horseracing.