Two horses “broke down,” Racing’s euphemism of choice for dead, at Turf yesterday. In the 1st, says Equibase, With Love Too “broke down after the wire.” In the 7th, Mydancingshadow “broke down and fell heavily entering the stretch.” The latter was coming off two dead-last $3,000 claiming-race finishes in December (and a second-to-last prior to those). In other words, the “breakdown” should hardly surprise.
The race replays from the Turf site provide ever-so-brief images of the breakdowns, but, notably, in neither race does the track announcer utter a single word on the ugliness. They don’t care, folks, even with dying horses in their midst.
http://www.turfparadise.com/ (Go to Racing, Live Racing, Race Replays)
For With Love Too, hit Replays, Su 8, race 1 – pick up video around 1:00 mark
For Mydancingshadow, hit Replays, Su 8, race 7 – pick up video around 1:10 mark