While the NY racing world (and much of the rest of the country) remains fixated on Saratoga – where, incidentally, 10 racehorses have died thus far – kills are still coming in from other Empire State tracks. According to the NYS Gaming Commission:
6-year-old Iwannabejustlikeu was injured in the 2nd at Batavia August 3 and underwent surgery. On August 20, “she was found in duress” – euthanized.
5-year-old Tighten Up was “pulled up” in the 3rd at Yonkers August 19. On-track exam revealed shattered leg – euthanized where he lay.
7-year-old Git On Bob “collapsed at the 1/4 pole” of yesterday’s 5th at Finger Lakes. Dead. “Investigation to follow.”
New York’s 2016 Death Toll stands at 69.