The Equibase chart for the 1st race at Parx yesterday: “DASH dueled outside, broke down in her left front and fell at the 7/16 pole and was subsequently humanely euthanized.” Dash was a 3-year-old filly, still very much in equine puberty. Some of the others in that race: “GIMMEACLUE…inherited a long lead when dueling opponent broke down on the turn and drew away under moderate urging. WINK FOR ME steadied to avoid fallen rival… FLATTERING TALES was taken up and bobbled badly trying to avoid stricken rival…losing any chance.”
Yup, sounds like any other American sporting event. Obscene.
Later in the Parx afternoon: “MISS HOLICONG broke sharply, raced wide, was pulled leaving the backstretch as she was vanned off while bleeding from the nostrils.”
This is horseracing.