Under the whip for the very first time, 2-year-old colt Film Juror collapsed in the stretch (of 7th) yesterday at Del Mar – dead, says the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman, “most likely of a cardiac episode” (after, that is, “trailing badly”). Imagine that.
Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway, 6-year-old D Terminata was killed in much the same way. In the 2nd race, “[the] horse,” says the Gaming Commission, “fell and died on the track due to suspected cardio-vascular event.”
The wholesale destruction of these beautiful, intelligent, sensitive creatures ends when – and only when – the betting does. Please stop.