At “where the turf meets the surf” yesterday:
In the 1st race, 3-year-old Trixie Topper “took a bad step” and was “vanned off” (Equibase). Broken leg, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune – “put down in the barn area.” The chart, by the way, carried this twist-of-the-knife addendum: “Trixie Topper was the cause of her own trouble.” “The cause of her own trouble.” Vile.
Four races later, 3-year-old Trump Diesel also snapped a leg (“broke down,” says the chart); he, too, was “put down.”
Horses killed for entertainment. This is Del Mar. This is horseracing.