The first two racing kills for the New Year have been recorded:
2-year-old Golden Bay, under the whip for the very first time, broke down yesterday at Aqueduct (6th) and was euthanized in the dirt. Trainer, Linda Rice; owner, Francis Paolangeli; breeders, Richard Troncone Sr/Jr. On the other coast, 3-year-old Generous George did not survive the Golden Gate day after breaking down in the 7th. Trainer/owner, Alex Paszkeicz; breeder, George Kypros MD. (Apparently, the Hippocratic Oath doesn’t apply to horses.) This is horseracing, 2015.