The entire career of the athlete known as Hewearsthefoxhat:
March 13, Golden Gate – 9th of 10
April 3, Golden Gate – last of 8
Yesterday, Golden Gate – “broke down in deep stretch…euthanized” (Equibase)
Dead at three. The people: Steve Sherman, Ron Brewer, Jim Robinson, Russell Baze.
(At least) two other racehorses also “broke down” yesterday on American tracks:
6-year-old Attaboyatteberry in the 8th at Sunland Park
8-year-old Brassy Pete in the 8th at Turf Paradise
Both can safely be presumed dead. The people: Henry Dominguez, Carl Atteberry Jr, Joseph Milchen, Enrique Portillo Gomez (Attaboyatteberry); Ramiro Barraza Sosa, Martin Cisneros, Renny Arrieta (Brassy Pete).
Meanwhile…Finger Lakes wasted no time in recording its first kills of the season. In the week leading up to yesterday’s Opening Day, two were felled during morning training sessions: 5-year-old What the Frost – Ralph D’Alessandro, Andrew Cohen; 6-year-old Loomin’ Lori Lou – Jeffrey Englehart, Anstu Farm.
This is horseracing.