I have confirmed that 4-year-old Bayou Royalty, a “went wrong, vanned off” on the (Equibase) chart in the 5th at Belterra, is dead – euthanized for her injuries. Just 12 days earlier, Bayou finished 8th of 9 in a $4,000 claiming, but because Belterra is a racino track paying first-last, she “earned” $86 for trainer/owner Monica Krummen.
Later in the afternoon, this, for 3-year-old Flying Carlos in the 5th at Louisiana Downs: “fell just before the wire and was euthanized.” Like Bayou, the Robert Schultz-trained FC was a cheap claimer; he, however, hadn’t even sniffed a win in four previous races – never finishing higher than 5th. In other words, he won’t be missed.
This is horseracing.