Bigreds Thrillshow’s first race back after being inactive for almost a year (reason unknown) was also his last, as the 5-year-old was killed at Golden Gate on September 6. In a “career” that spanned 24 races, Bigred never once ascended above the claiming level; prior to his death-race, he was “For Sale” at a relatively paltry $4,000. In other words, he was basically worthless. In other words, there will be no tears, prayers, and condolences on this one. In racing, mourning is reserved for the winners.
Also from California, this from the most recent Los Alamitos Stewards Minutes: “Two equine deaths were reported this week [9/1-9/6] due to racing injuries.” Identities, however, undisclosed. This is horseracing.