The chart notes (Equibase) for the 7th at Turf yesterday: “Hidden Demon set the early pace then broke down nearing the far turn and was euthanized.” Dead at three. Incidentally, Hidden Demon was about as valueless as a racehorse can be – on the block for $3,500 prior to being killed. David Van Winkle trained.
Also…The Paulick Report says that “[trainer Peter] Eurton’s stable suffered the loss of two acclaimed stakes runners on Saturday” – 5-year-old Kyriaki, 7th at Oaklawn; 5-year-old Demonica, 2nd at Santa Anita. “The leading theory on Kyriaki’s death,” Paulick explains, “is that the mare severed a femoral artery during the race, perhaps caused by a fractured pelvis, and later bled out internally.” Demonica “collapsed while pulling up on the backstretch” – “cardiac episode,” they’re calling it.
Paulick, ever the apologist, relays Eurton’s quote to the Daily Racing Form: “Tough, tough game”; then adds, “Eurton’s daughter, Britney, a popular TVG analyst, was also devastated by the losses,” as evidenced by her tweet:
“I can get hit once and bounce back, but twice I just can’t do… Gut wrenched and heartbroken to hear of Kyriaki’s passing…”
These people make me sick.