3-year-old Party Time is dead from a post-training injury sustained Saturday at Keeneland. According to The Courier-Journal, the colt was spooked by the large crowd, jumped the rail on the backside, and “plummet[ed] down the steep dropoff to the service road.” Trainer Wayne Catalano: “…he went down. I don’t know how deep that is. It’s straight down, somebody said it’s 30 feet.”
The industry will dismiss this as tragic accident, blind misfortune – a “non-racing” fatality. But I say, rubbish. Horseracing killed this equine child. Period.