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Horse Kills at U.S. Tracks
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“He reached back with his right hand, and he whipped that horse in the face. I don’t know if he hit him in the eye, but he whipped him hard across the face.”
Friday, I wrote this: In West Virginia, the stewards at Mountaineer say jockey Jose Leon “was caught striking a horse across the face” during morning training Sep 10. What did they think was an appropriate penalty for, again, “striking a horse across the face”? $100 fine, no suspension. Now, more details have emerged. Facing criticism for the…
According to Equibase, the 7th race at Delaware Thursday was “Canceled – Management Decision.” Now we know why. This from the Stewards’ Report: “Race 7 was declared a No-Contest when #10 Trumpence clipped heals [sic] past the finish…horse and rider were down and not moving [and] the Warning lights and Siren were activated. Stewards ordered…
5-year-old Truckin Tommy, says HISA, tested positive for tapentadol after an Aug 8 race at Presque Isle. Tapentadol, in case you’re wondering, is an opioid painkiller. Trainer Michael Pappada has been provisionally suspended while awaiting final adjudication. Truckin, it should be noted, finished 24 lengths back in that race and was “vanned off.” Still, Presque…
Moon Frolic was injured and vanned off in the 1st at Aqueduct Sunday. I subsequently received a tip that he was euthanized, and indeed he was, as finally confirmed by the not-so-diligent NYS Gaming Commission. Moon was four, and this was his very first race.