The NYS Gaming Commission reports that 2-year-old Summer Hawk is dead after breaking down while “breezing” (training) at Belmont Park yesterday. Prior to dying, the colt had been put to the whip five times, most recently at Aqueduct in January. His trainer throughout, John Toscano; breeder, Bonnie Wooster.
Also, the California Horse Racing Board reports that 4-year-old Street Choir was euthanized on March 4th at Golden Gate for a “chronic infected left hind coffin bone/flexor tendon due to nail thru frog 1 year ago.” Street Choir had been raced five times, but nothing since December 2013. Trainer of record, Andy Mathis.