Sunday at Laurel, 2-year-old Cats Serenade “broke down” in the 9th and is almost assuredly dead. The fall brought at least one other horse to the turf; in all, according to Equibase, five horses were “DNFs,” including one who began – yes, began – the race bleeding (“Resident Scholar went to the starting gate with a bloody mouth”).
By now, it should be clear that the racing people are master propagandists – lying, deceiving, and covering up at every turn. Follows is the official video of the above race from Laurel Park’s YouTube page. The replay begins in the homestretch – the sprawled horses out of sight, out of mind. True to form, however, it does capture the celebratory poses in the “Winner’s Circle.” Vile.