Laguna Dream was first put to the whip as a 2-year-old on December 16 of last year. In total, she would be raced four times, all at Gulfstream Park:

December 16 – 12th of 13, 17 3/4 lengths back
January 24 – last of 10, 22 lengths back
March 17 – last of 11, 33 1/2 lengths back
April 5 – 9th of 10, 19 lengths back

In that April race, she was said (by Equibase) to have “hit the rail.” Sixteen days later, I have confirmed, she was killed while training. Her life, and the blatant disregard of it, defines abhorrent. Her master, abuser, complicit destroyer: Joseph Orseno.

Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse Racing (Equibase)

Artois Sunset “vanned off” at Turf
Looking At You “bad step, vanned off” at Mountaineer subsequently confirmed dead
United Stand “vanned off” at Thistledown
Irish Queen “vanned off” at Zia
Gabby Who “vanned off” at Zia
Only One Wish “vanned off” at Delaware
Fifty Eight OG “bled” at Finger Lakes
Next Dance “went wrong, vanned off” at Keeneland – subsequently confirmed dead
Tiz Hot “injured late, DNF” at Thistledown
Flirtin N Flashin “broke down” at Finger Lakes – subsequently confirmed dead
Artist “vanned off” at Gulfstream W
Beau Square “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Blixt “stumbled…was euthanized” at Charles Town
Abbie’s Parade “vanned off” at Delta
A Song for Arch “fell, DNF” at Delta
Working Carol K “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Gulfstream W
La Rubirosa “vanned off” at Gulfstream W
Pinkchampagneonice “vanned off having reportedly bled” at Hawthorne
Redtoprollen “fell, vanned off” at Indiana
Mister Muy Bien “vanned off” at Belmont
Ten Penny Princess “pulled up in distress, vanned off” at Delaware
Bubba’s Will “vanned off” at Delaware
Dixieland Grand “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Salix “vanned off” at Far Hills
Top Man Michael “broke down and was euthanized” at Far Hills
Quadrillionaire “returned dripping blood from her mouth” at Golden Gate
Dancing Rock “took a bad step, vanned off” at Hawthorne
Vic the Boss “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Who Broke the Bank “vanned off” at Laurel
Any Court Inastorm “went wrong, vanned off” at Parx
Casino King “vanned off” at Penn
Megans Lad “returned bleeding from the nose” at Remington
Sharona Sunset “vanned off” at Santa Anita
Bitz and a Chair “vanned off” at Turf
Eisenstaedt “vanned off” at Keeneland

Equibase’s line for Top Man Michael in the 7th at the Far Hills Steeplechase yesterday: “led midway including his last four jumps, broke down and was euthanized.”

Juxtapose that with this from the Far Hills website: “Far Hills Race Meeting is New Jersey’s premier social and sporting event. For nearly a century, this annual gathering has attracted a large and loyal fan base who return, year after year, to watch the world’s finest steeplechases, reconnect with family and friends, network, support worthy causes and make memories to last a lifetime.”

Watching a horse break and die – a memory to last a lifetime. Vile.