From the most recent Del Mar Stewards Minutes:
“RACE DELAY As the field for the fourth race [Nov 12] was entering the track, a pony accompanying one of the entrants, stumbled and fell under the inside rail. In an effort to get up, the pony hit its head and died. There was a delay of approximately 8 minutes before the race started.”
An unidentified horse – who he/she was is of no consequence – stumbles, falls, tries to get up, hits “its” (a mere thing) head and dies. Eight minute delay. Show goes on.
Later, the stewards disclose five “deceased” (again, unidentified) for the week Nov 2-Nov 8 – that’s five horses who either died on Del Mar grounds or while being trained off-site for upcoming Del Mar races. Still “cool as ever”?