Two More – Image of Luck, Leverage – Dead in NY

A second NY Standardbred (Rainin Fire) has been reported dead from last Tuesday. Image of Luck, being raced in the 2nd at Yonkers, suffered a lacerated cannon bone and was, according to the Gaming Commission, euthanized at the hospital.

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Also, the Commission has recently added another victim from July: 3-year-old Leverage shattered a cannon while training at Finger Lakes July 13 – euthanized where he lay. Prior to dying, the pubescent horse had been put to the whip five times.

This is horseracing.

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  1. The fact that these two horses IMAGE OF LUCK and LEVERAGE suffered the miserable life of a racehorse resulting in their deaths is totally UNACCEPTABLE. We are living in the 21st Century and we as a society allow this abhorrent abuse upon these helpless voiceless noble horses to continue???

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