I have confirmed that 4-year-old Red October is dead after breaking down in the 1st at Thistledown Wednesday afternoon. Prior to his death, Red October had been put to the whip 23 times. Trainer/owner, Gerald Brooks.
Also, the Los Alamitos stewards report that 3-year-old Delightful Molly was euthanized after the following happened prior to the 4th on May 1:
“While the field for the fourth race was in the saddling enclosure, #5 ‘Delightful Molly’ reared up several times, fell and was thrashing around for several minutes.”
“Thrashing around for several minutes.” This is horseracing.