Yesterday – Monday, one of the slowest racing days of the week – two more racehorses were sacrificed for $2 bets and racino-subsidized pots of gold:
In the 4th at Parx, 4-year-old Trust in Tebow broke down and was “humanely euthanized.” Two races back on December 21st, the doomed mare finished last of 10 – 40+ lengths back. Trainer, Daniel Velazquez; owner, Michael Gramiak.
About 2 1/2 hours later at Louisiana Downs (7th race), 5-year-old Strike It Cody “broke down, fell…euthanized, [and was] vanned off” (I suppose that would be the logical progression). Trainer/owner, Robert Touchet.