I have confirmed that 3-year-old AK’s Candy was euthanized on the track after breaking down in the 8th Thursday at Charles Town.
Also, two horses broke down yesterday at Laurel – 2-year-old Tactical Hero in the 2nd, 3-year-old Beware the Fury in the 7th. Here is the former’s full line on Equibase:
“TACTICAL HERO tracked the pace three to four wide, was put to solid pressure mid turn, shifted out a bit in upper stretch, closed steadily under energetic left handed encouragement, forged ahead in deep stretch then narrowly prevailed while breaking down at the wire.”
“put to solid pressure”: whipped
“closed steadily under energetic left handed encouragement”: whipped some more
“prevailed while breaking down at the wire”: “won” while in all likelihood dying
The video on the “Replay Show” stops just short of the full breakdown (you can, however, see the very beginning of Tactical’s descent).
pick up video around 4:40 mark
This is horseracing.