Just-disclosed kills by the NYS Gaming Commission:
5-year-old Karenina Gal, 9th race at Belmont May 18 – suffered multiple fractures, “sedated, vanned off – euthanized.” In her last completed race, April 14 at Aqueduct, Karenina Gal finished 11th of 12, some 37 lengths back. Trainer, Rick Violette Jr.
2-year-old Hadeed Fi Hadeed, training at Saratoga May 30 – “pulled up lame after breezing, xrays revealed fracture – euthanized.” Hadeed was being readied for his first race. Trainer, Chad Brown.
3-year-old Noble’s Whim, training at Belmont June 1 – “suffered a fracture to her left shoulder while galloping – euthanized.” She, too, was being prepped for her first race; she, too, was trained by Rick Violette Jr.
8-year-old Precise Accusation, 9th race at Buffalo June 1 – “fx LF leg [causing another horse to ‘catch wheel,’ fall, be injured] – euthanized.” Trainer, John Perrin.
Video of that final kill:
http://www.buffaloraceway.com/the-races/races-on-demand/ (Wed, 1, race 9). The crash comes at around 1:00. At 2:00, as the remaining horses make another pass, the about-to-be-dead Precise Accusation can be seen lying motionless in the dirt.
This is horseracing.